Small worlds – communities and interconnections in the “real” and “online” worlds

Posted on September 1, 2008
Filed Under Dogs, Facilitating Online Communities (FOC08), Social Networking | 2 Comments

More on online communities – FOC08 Weeks 2 and 3 – interconnectedness / connectedness

I’ve been thinking lately about how real the online world is. Saturday night I went to a party and talked at length with one of my real world friends, Dean. It was fun because we keep up with each others’ goings on primarily through Facebook and Twitter, and the occasional email, even though we live and work within the same few square miles of Vancouver. We both have busy lives, and if it weren’t for our online connection, we’d be catching up once a year at the AGM of the Health Libraries Association of BC.

This had me thinking of other such connections in my online world:

The online world really is converging with my real world – something I’m very happy about – because I’m meeting all kinds of people that I wouldn’t otherwise.

Dug and Spin

Dug and Spin, Mary-Doug and Freckle - at class

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2 Responses to “Small worlds – communities and interconnections in the “real” and “online” worlds”

  1. Sarah Stewart on September 12th, 2008 5:02 pm

    I feel very much the same way that you do, that my real and online worlds converge,both social and ‘work’. That especially leads to a different way of being and ‘teaching’ .

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