The Internet constantly introduces us to people whose existence we would never have suspected. Talent that would never have made it past the gatekeepers can always schedule a performance on YouTube, the world's largest stage. Whether you are three guys in an apartment who'd like to walk 500 miles or a someone who walks in on a scene at the Sopranos or a Malaysian girl who has made the whole universe her cultural context from Sarawak, it's a vast virtual world in which our avatars encounter one another and occasionally pull in the real people they represent after them. If it's true that on the Internet nobody knows if you're a dog; it's also true that everyone sooner or later learns if you have talent.
BTW. There's a new meetup being announced at the Belmont Club in Houston Twitter site. Meet the avatars in person.
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