As I’m sure many of you know There.com is closing on March 9th, 2010.
Lots has been said about this, both good and bad, and I won’t go into that right now. I’ll have lots more to say later.
I’ve been spending time in World as much as I can, and last night I ran into a member who had something to say. I’ve elided their handle, but here’s the chat log:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: I can not thank you enugh …I used there.com and another avi I had to overcome the addiction of crack cocaine
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: this world kept me busy and the drugs off my mind
michaelwilson: I’m so happy to hear that
That, alone, makes it all worth it.
If There did indeed help even one person in that way, that’s good enough for me.
(This doesn’t mean I’m not sad There’s closing, nor that I don’t appreciate how’s it’s impacting others. It just means that if we’re lucky to enough to make that kind of difference in one person’s life, we should be happy about that.).