The social networking phenomenon has grown exponentially in the past five years. Some might want to keep in touch with family members that have moved across the country. Others may want to look at wedding pictures of high school acquaintances and see how their own lives compare. Perhaps people are trying to reconnect with a sense of belonging. Maybe, we all hunger for community. Being from a small town, I can say that there are pros and cons related to communities in general. Gossip is inevitable when everyone knows everyone. But those spreading rumors are the same people who mow their neighbor’s lawn while he is in the hospital or show up with a casserole (or if you’re from the midwest a “hotdish”) after a family member has been lost.