Ouch. Time to reflect.

From Zen Archery, by way of another blog I read that Bloglines can't turn up (grr...):

Meanwhile, most of the people with any genuine opportunity or ability to effect global change are too busy patting each other on the back at conventions and blue-skying goofy social networking tools that are essentially useless to 95% of the world’s population, who live within fifteen feet of everyone they’ve ever known and have no need to track their fuck buddies with GPS systems. (This, by the way, includes most Americans, quite honestly.)

I'm getting deeper into social bookmarking and tagging because that seems to be what I can do for research, but I'm not sure if that's how I personally can make the most difference. How can I solve real problems?