Great article Manny. I think what you and this community have been doing here is very inspirational on many levels. In an introductory talk about social networks tonight I definitely brought up TuDiabetes as a great positive use-case scenario that developers had not yet considered.
If you think about Maslowe’s Hierarchy of Needs Triangle, it applies very much to social media and interaction. I tied in the sucess of social networks to his theories talking about the belonging and importance levels. However, I feel this community ties in even deeper to the lower levels of security and even survival, which a huge push behind its success and closeness.
I don’t visit as often as I’d like but I really admire what this community is doing.