Ann Treacy has an article at TC Daily Planet on how communities can use social media to inform communities and share ideas. She focuses on what we did with our Neighbors Forum and this blog. It looks at how the discussion spread from a news article at WCCO to Twitter, then our Forum, then the blog. On the Forum, community member Fran Vavrus suggested a vigil which then became reality the next night. It's hard to imagine we could have organized the vigil that quickly if Fran hadn't planted the seed via the Internet.