Jenny Connected & Jupidu Lost in thoughts
Posted November 3, 2011on:
Thinking about Jenny’s blogpost
Jenny says “I don’t see blogs as a discussion tool“
Yes, I agree, for me it isn’t a discussion tool at all. I did have 97 comments to a blog post once – but for me discussions are not hierarchical and in a blog the writer – or the writers – define the topic. Blogs are tools for comments – and it’s great to get some comments🙂
Later on Jenny writes „But if it is just my post, simply for me, like this one, then it doesn’t feel right to broadcast it.“
And yes, I agree as well. I don’t like to broadcast my posts – who cames and reads them is welcome and if I get a comment I’m happy (not being alone in the cyberspace). But also in real life I don’t want to shout – maybe this is an issue of personality?
And then Jenny asks „How much of this, i.e. Twitter, Facebook etc. is really discussion. For me a real in depth discussion takes a considerable amount of trust. My experience has been that in depth discussion usually takes time to develop ….“
And here my thoughts are swirling, chaotic. Yes, no, hmmm. I don’t like and don’t use facebook so much. And there are no real discussions in twitter. But nevertheless I get trust to human beings whose tweets and contributions I’m reading.
I’m using Gilly Salmon’s 5 stage model of virtual groups in all my online courses – and there is this very important phase of Online Socialisation – and something of this kind of experience is taking place now for me within this mooc. I’m thinking about „you“ – the others in this mooc, about Jenny, brainysmurf, Jane, Apostolos, Nancy, Stephen, Michel, George, Tony, some names I don’t recall anymore. And I think you are similar to me – splashing around in these big ocean of ideas, knowledge, relations – and we all are a little bit lost sometimes, and very exalted in other times. So I’m rather open to new ideas, suggestions – but maybe I’m only in a big dialog with myself?? Supported by „your“ inputs??