Hey Khurt! Yes, I mentioned Bokeh only in passing because as much as I see it as an interesting experiment, I don't see a future for these kinds of services yet. That's part of our (collective Internet) cynicism about any new social networks. It should not be so, but it is. I think part of it is also because of companies like Path, that came and went and were not able to monetize or gamify paid, private social networks.
I see people retreating into newsletters a lot these days and perhaps those work for people, but I'm from the email-loathing generation, so I'm not sure that's where I stand either.
Here's hoping not everyone is as cynical about things as I am!