Marc Canter is pushing “Digital Lifestyle Aggregation” and Robin Good says “Personal Media Aggregators” are the road to create instant-vertical-communities. Either way, people are agreed that it is the seamless integration of technologies that will add value to our lives, and not one single technology by itself.
I have seen this work in blogdom - it was through email that we found each others blogs, and through RSS that we hear about virtual meetings. And it is through our blogs that we comment on them later. I also see this same convergence in organizations and churches - where it is the combination of multiple events and experiences that give identity to new groups, rather than the singular event. Modularity, rather than Singularity.