I wonder if many people have a habit of looking at photos with other people? I normally look alone, but there are times when I feel that I'm seeing something so novel and compelling that the urge to share messes with my ability to look at another photo. That made me think that some people might be convivial photo/art viewers by nature, sharing pics in real time vs. via sites like this, where slower discussion is enjoyable. Recently I've been discussing photos in depth with another person, mostly on the phone, as we assign keywords and refine the keyword scheme (it's like scripting Sesame Street word-characters, and could make an interesting collaborative activity for pairs of photographers in general), and this has both illustrated for me why I have mostly looked alone, and brought me to new ways of looking. This gave me the idea of having a photo-viewing chat room, with a photo under discussion that would change when enough people clicked 'Next' or discussion (scrolling under the photo) died down. I wonder if the idea of a live photo critique has come up for pnet? Maybe it would be too expensive to govern, unless maybe there was a system for people who already had connected socially to log in to their own group session. Would enough people be interested to make it worthwhile? Maybe people inclined to do this are already happily talking on the phone while looking at each other's pics on the web? If a sort of critique channel were implemented, I could offer the software for using discussion and ratings to pick the next photo, though having a session leader curate would be another necessary option. Software aside, I wonder what other people's shared experiences are like, since I am having my happy solitude disrupted, and am curious if others have found solutions.