Part of the problem of the moment is that as we all retreat to our private screens and sound systems, we lose the glue that conversation brings, that thing that creates community. Remember movie theaters? Remember how you went out for a drink with your friends afterwards and spoke about what you last saw. How great was that! How are we going to do that when are watching on our computer screens and HD monitors?
The built-in socialising tools on sites such as MySpace and Facebook will mean that friends can virtually gather, for instance, to watch a video via Hulu and chat about it all in the same place.