Are there too many web sites promoting Gagliato culture?
Let’s take stock of the websites that attempt to attract the gagliatese community. These are the main sites I’m aware of that compete for attention:
1. gagliato.info (this site) http://www.gagliato.info
2. A Strumba di Domenico Aspro http://lastrumbadialettica.myblog.it/
3. Associazione Culturale Ergon http://gagliato.spaces.live.com/
4. Associazione Culturale di Gagliato “Gianni De Luca” http://gagliato-associazioneculturaledeluca.myblog.it/
5. Vincenzo Pitaro http://www.vincenzopitaro.it/vipit.htm
6. Gagliato Club on Facebook [you have to register for Facebook and then seach and join “Gagliato Club”]
So, six main sites… if you ask me, that is a great compliment paid to the gagliatese community! [Just for the record, there are other sites but they are not very active.] So much activity on the Internet for such a small community! And you know what? Each of these sites offers something different. All except http://www.gagliato.info and that of Vincenzo Pitaro’s, are blogs. All except http://www.gagliato.info, originate or are controlled from Gagliato.
But, are they truly complementary and complimentary or is there something else going on behind the scenes?
Unfortunately, it appears to many that the gagliatese community sees these sites as examples of divided realities. Each of the sites is yet another instance of non-cooperation. Some conclude that it’s simply the “gagliatese way” and we should not expect more or better. Can anyone imagine what it would be like if there would be only ONE site and each of the people or groups behind the present sites would cooperate? Hey, almost like a newspaper where there would be many sections/departments and many writers covering many different topics? All contributing to the a powerful single delivery!
If all of these sites truly care for the gagliatese culture, they would cooperate and unite to create a consolidated delivery. But that may be too serious a compromise, so I doubt that it will ever happen. That is really too bad because in the absence of a unified effort all will have to endure the continuance of apathy and avoidance.