Once upon a time, livejournal used to be really great for keeping in touch with my friends. Most of the people I cared about that I didn't see every day used to be on my friends list, and we would all post interesting things about our lives and then have interesting conversations in the comments. These days, most of the people I'm interested in following never even had livejournals, and those who do only post very rarely. Facebook has some usefulness for certain kinds of communication, but really doesn't form a community the way livejournal used to. Twitter seems to have potential, but a glance at my friends page shows that the way people actually use it is horrible, and four out of five tweets are totally uninteresting to me.
Well, I don't know. Maybe I'll come up with a solution. In the meantime, if you need me, I'll be in my lab doing science.