Monday, November 10, 2008

Brave Nu Web: From Atomized to Atomic & Rude to Civil













Web 2.0 is the latest way we communicate and interact on the web by facilitating collaboration, networking, and sharing among communities
on TWITTER from @WomenWhoTech womenwhotech

  • nu: a measure of the dispersiveness (or constringence, as it is called) of a lens or prism.
Chris Brogan's recent Communications in a Post Media World at a midpoint read:
We hold the tools. We have the goals. We have permission. It’s us.
What comes next in a post media world, where everything is atomized, is that we work on building molecules. We cast off the old models, and we assemble new forms.
Put up your first signal. Get your voice out there. What happens next? Do people respond? Because what comes next, I believe, is that you gather together the people who share your views. You reach out and connect with those who understand your goals, who share them, who breathe them in the same pulse. And as you learn how to reach out to people? As you tune your signal, you’ll find that you can accomplish more with more people in collaboration.

These thoughts, combined with some rules and etiquette just read in Jenna's Blog
in Blogs by Jenna:
Community Code of Conduct: Rules & Boundaries

The culture of any social venue—whether on- or off-line—reflects its underlying
assumptions, perceptions, and customs, providing the emotional glue or tissue
that defines individual experience. Participants depend the community provider to keep things in order—reflective of the culture and appropriate to the topics they expect. Over the years, our community/moderation managers haves noted some best practices for rules and boundaries in a community:
It’s crucial to define the type of content and behavior that’s allowed (and not allowed) prior to launch. When they sign up, members should get the option to agree to the standards you’ve set, and membership denied to anyone who doesn’t agree to follow the guidelines. Ideally, the standards are available for review at any time. When people are fully aware of the expected protocol, peer pressure and self management strategies work best.

As I experience an online network that is broader and more complex than the regular, 20th century one I have connected with over 40 years, I'm getting the good & the bad; the indifferent & the useless. Somewhere underneath all the manure there's got to be a pony. It sure is helpful to have these young-but-old-in-geek-years guides!!!





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1 comment:

L Winebrenner said...

Keep doing what you are doing Aurelio. Remember what you are going through many parents, educators, and community partners are going through as well. The digitals are growing up with this and some adults adapt naturally in the digital world. Parents and educators are exploring what works for them and monitoring what their children do on the net. As the adage goes, "Change is the only constant in life" and so it is with technology. You will find your niche just as you find your comfort zone and then something changes. Just keep in mind, it is easier to adapt, implement, and overcome rather than fight technology changes.

The diverse audiences you are trying to reach require you to learn something new, explore outside of your comfort zone, and develop your own collaborative path.

I try many tech tools and each group has a dedicated audience. Encourage your groups to participate in the method that works for them and challenge them to try something new. Remind them that our children migrate from a variety of tools...because they can.

Check out Vicki Davis' Cool Cat Teacher blog.
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
Just set aside a few minutes each week, she has over 3 years of archives and the Flat Classroom Project connecting students globally in Qatar and Australia. An awesome multi tasking parent, teacher, techie, edublogger, and many more. You can subscribe to her blog and receive her "Daily spotlights on Education".