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

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 [...]

What is an Online Community? FOC08 Weeks 2 and 3

I’ve heard it said among some of my friends that an “online” community isn’t really a community at all. This is usually said by friends who are resistant to using their computers for anything other than either for work or for personal research.
Our blog posts for the FOC08 course are to be reflective and personal [...]

Thoughts on creating a first blog

Yesterday I pored over WordPress blog themes until I was almost cross-eyed (and if I’d gotten there, it would have been a first – I tried without any success to do this when I was a kid because all my friends could do it). I’ve been thinking for a while that I’d like to try [...]