There is a rhythm and worth to concentric conversations about a topic that aggregate tips, ideas, random thoughts to create a value. The post on rating your songs on your iPod not only taught a few people a new lesson, it also gave chewybrain a chance to highlight how to manage all that content. Easy way to "rate" content and delete in batches when you sync.
Loved their philosophy: "Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the downloads, web sites and shortcuts that actually save time. Don't live to geek; geek to live."
So what is it about lifehacker that brings such energy to the table? Did they show up to comment because it was useful information? Felt like a conversation?