I am excited to begin putting this new JRF Board area to use - so there is no time like the present.
I see WWW4 (that's what I call the new Website) as a great leap forward for the Movement. It is warm, welcoming and easy to use. The speed with which Rabbi Shai has been able to get up our own little, secure Board area is truly miraculous. (Of course, it's not really miraculous...you all know why). The key is for all of us to begin using it - as the value will increase geometrically the more people use it regularly.
I believe that the Internet is going to begin affecting religion - just like it has every other aspect of our lives. Obviously, Rabbis Shai and Shawn have already shown some of the potential with the Omer Study (in its second year). RRC has been experimenting with actual Distance learning courses - and I think we will see more of that. But most importantly, I believe that it will be the Web (and its extensions - IM, text messaging, etc) which has the most potential for connecting with the younger generation.
Thanks again Shai!