Monica3800’s Weblog

This blog is tracking my Library 2.0 journey.

Ning

I created a profile on Ning and joined the L2 group. Joining the group made me thing about the social networking in plain English demo we viewed for last week’s class and I really was struck by the value of this forum on Ning. The video emphasized how social networks in the real world are hidden, whereas those on social networking sites are easy to see. They likened the connections to a map. It didn’t take me long to find resources for L2 forum members looking for jobs, resume builders, etc.

I’m still slightly overwhelmed by the networking aspect of the site. I spent quite a bit of time orienting myself to the site, reading about the group and reading the archives. It takes work to maintain a presence on one of these sites. More and more, though , the value of the human connections not bound by geography are clear. I can get input from a variety of people in a variety of settings and areas about any L2 topic. What a great way to open up my world view and think about things differently.

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