Thanksgiving this year we are in Cincinnati but the extended family are all at their respective locations (New York City, Wichita, Pittsburgh, Akron, Naples, Washington DC, Colorado and so on) ... as the network of connections extends beyond the first node.
It would be interesting to see the visual "Linkedin" degrees of separation that shows the various Thanksgiving celebrations in process today. Maybe an iphone app will be created called Pilgrim Square (like foursquare), or Get Turkey (like GetGlue ) to virtually connect us all at the Thanksgiving meal. Or we could all post to Facebook or tweet the moment we pass around the Turkey platter.
My thoughts connect to prior Thanksgiving gatherings and virtually connect all those family members today (those living and those beyond). No need for technology for this type of connection - it is instant, continuous, ubiquitous, and requires no hardware or software.
What am I thankful for today - all those human and spiritual networks.