in reply to Perlmonks needs new social categories
I think it is best we introduce a new section on Movie Reviews
successful Web 2.0 sites
Web 2.0 is so second millenium. ;-)
No, the thing (well, one thing) about "Web 2.0" is that content from disparate sites can be effectively structured, making the fact that the info is coming from different sources irrelevant. That means each site is free to focus as narrowly as it wants to. Indeed, one of the failures of social networking sites as a category is that there are too bloody many of them. The redundancy is astounding, and overwhelming for individuals who try to make constructive use of them. Just how many blogs do I need?
There are plenty of places you can post a movie review now, and if you do it there, you'll be on topic for the site; whereas here you'd be not only off topic but redundant. Or you could post it on your blog, along with everything else you write. Those are simply two ways to slice the content you post. Putting it here is not so much another way of slicing as it is an amputation.
For those who really want to "express themselves" on PerlMonks — may I remind you of your homenode. You have lots of freedom with your homenode. Link to your PerlMonks buddies, your favorite meditations, your favorite movies at IMDB, your other presences on the web; rant about the antiquated web 1.0-ness of PerlMonks.... All fine uses for your homenode.