Great podcast that I unearthed from Real Lives Web on BBC Sounds. Poses some interesting questions about online community and online ‘friendships’. If friendships develop online, are they really friendships? Or do they require a different classification?
"We allow people to edit without even logging in.. and those edits are lower quality than our experienced volunteers. But they are still a net positive."
— BJK (@BrianDigitalEd) February 12, 2020
Lister (2009) attempts to define the meaning of ‘online community’ in the context of an environment where ‘the participants are there but not there, in touch but never touching, as deeply connected as they are profoundly alienated’ (Lister, 2009, 209). Thus, this poses a number of challenges, for definitively identifing ‘online community’
Mark Willis’ TEDx aims to show how he believes a real community can be fostered within an online setting, by focusing attention on 4 criteria for success – longevity, shared values, community management and trust.
“Networks create the construction of intelligent communities in which our social and cognitive potential can be mutually developed and enhanced” (Pierre Levy, Collective Intelligence, 1994)
— BJK (@BrianDigitalEd) February 10, 2020