I notice that my own preferred socal network, Livejournal, finally took the modest step of permitting one to embed flash media widgets into the page.

I suspect that a pleasing erosion of the mental divide between “webpage” and “weblog” will ensue,
as social networking platforms acquire cool features that once we thought available only with a certain minimum level of “webdesign”.

Among the lessons myspace teaches is that even mildly chaotic functionality is workable if the social network is in place and if the features, however curious the bulletin-board like platform, somehow work a bit anyway. As slicker networks arise, a sharing culture will not only benefit but will evolve in ways we do not yet foresee.