I have had several enjoyable conversations with TT members using Skype. It occurred to me that if most of us got this free software, and some of us had cameras too, we could do a lot of effective linking one on one which could then be shared with the online community. http://www.skype.com/getconnected/
I have been at most of the Saturday chats. Fortunately there have been only one or two others there at the same time. I say "fortunately" because the chat room seems like it could turn into a large cocktail party type event where you have to pick out the conversation you are following over the roar of the crowd.
I was introduced to Skype by officers of a group for which I am on the board of directors. They couldn't afford to fly me to Colorado, so we linked by video camera. Then at one of the TT chats, Bodhi walked me through learning to place my own calls. It was great fun.
I am thinking that besides just getting to know each other, Skype could let us share our services. For instance Marian could coach EMT one on one. I could coach writing. Anyone who does spiritual direction or metaphysical work could offer support.
With Skype it is possible to have up to 25 people on audio call at the same time. That would be a lot too much for me. With a video camera you can do only one other person on screen, but others can join by audio.
So Skyping anyone???