It has made me think.
I joined Livejournal just over a year ago on a whim without even thinking I'd stick to using it.
I now use it more or less every day. I think I'm hooked...
But what has really made me think are the people its made me stay in contact with. When I jined LJ I was more or less at the end of my IRCing days (they are long gone now) and #starbug had more or less died.
I think that had I not joined LJ because I think ajr talked me into it - then I would probably nolonger be in contact with bonedragon, sparklykat, patsykat, valamelmeo, tizzle_b or tiggspanther. I probably would have ended up loosing contact with ajr too, hardly spoke to chisbabe and certainly would have never spoken to cjd or electric_monk ever again. I'd probably only see hawkida and ang_grrr once in a blue moon on yahoo! and never started speaking to dougs to begin with.
There are also various other #starbuggers who I wasnt really close enough with to have in my LJ friends list but its nice to know are still around in the friends-of-friends list and occasionally see crop up in other people's comments.
So it makes you think really. A lot of people I could have lost contact with. Is that the same for everybody?