Online Community: Still Crazy After All These Years
Online Community:still crazy after all these years…<br />Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://www.fullcirc.com<br />
Is “community” dead?<br />Irrelevant?<br />Over-used? Abused?<br />Spot-on?<br />When?Why?<br />
“And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.”<br />
Reciprocal Apprenticeship was a rare form of Jedi apprenticeship and has hardly been practiced since the Cleansing of the Nine Houses. This is where two Jedi were both Masters and Apprentices to each other. The most famous pair to be under Reciprocal Apprenticeship were Jedi Masters Kyle Katarn and Mara Jade Skywalker of the New Jedi Order.<br />http://misc.thefullwiki.org/Reciprocal_apprenticeship<br />
Fly with the flock?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/odreiuqzide/3184901242/<br />
OrientationsPicking tools?How?<br /><ul><li>Meetings – Web meeting tools for online, shared calendars and wikis for planning, wikis, blogs, images/audio/video to capture and share during and after.
Projects – Email lists/forums to coordinate, shared calendars, project management trackers, blogs to journal/report.
Access to expertise – Online profiles, social networking sites, “yellow pages,” discussion forums, blogs.
Relationship – Twitter/IM to share small frequent messages, member directories, Skype/VoIp for conversation.
Context – Public, open websites for outward facing. Password protected for inward facing groups.
Community cultivation – Outward facing web sites to attract members, Twitter/IM to feel connected, Skype for voice.
Individual participation – RSS/aggregators, tagging, so people can craft what content they get, customizable settings on web tools, using synch and asynch
new fabric of connectivity<br />active technology landscapes<br />multiple engagement modes<br />reconfigured geographies<br />From Wenger, White and Smith, 2009<br />In collaboration with Nancy White and John Smith<br />
new fabric of connectivity<br /><ul><li>- togetherness and separation