When the Ukrainian president met representatives of the “intelligentsia”  (writers, musicians, artists) the other day, some Internet comments regretted he had not met bloggers’ representatives. The remark brings forth an ambiguous feeling: on the one hand, it’s pleasant that the blogosphere has become an institution to be reckoned with. However, as soon as bloggers get dressed in a straight-jacket of an official organization, they’ll lose the naturalness and frankness of their voice. Fortunately, this second variant of the blogosphere development seems very unlikely. One can’t harness the spirit.

It’s amazing how effective such ever-widening immaterial phenomena, as social networks, can become. Twitters, Facebookers, Classmates, Flickrers , and many more (see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites) form Internet communities which are much more numerous than “physical” segments of society. They share their ideas, feelings, interests, values, they cross geographic and state boundaries, they make presidents join them and converse with them.

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