Hi Marc – I love your thinking! I am just now (finally) pulling together my PLN (as part of a class project but its the primary reason I took the class!). I am now in the process of determining what tools and resources I want to incorporate and I, like you, really want the PLN to be transformative and open. But it also needs to be functional for my needs. I will be very curious to see what you develop. I saw your last post on the “ideal reader” and I agre with so many of your ideals on this topic. Your post is the first I’ve heard that Google is “reconsidering” their decision – nonethless, I am seeking elsewhere at the moment.