Keith, I like your choice of words. I associate ‘social contract’ with online classrooms and social networks, but I associate ‘covenant’ with intentional community. What is interesting about rhizo is that I’m not sure we began as ‘intentional community’ and we never formed a ‘covenant’ with one another – and yet some of us have certainly formed a ‘community’ rather than a ‘social network’. Perhaps it is just our quest to find like-minded people and an internal desire for more ‘community’ rather than more ‘network’?