I read an interesting observation made by +Michael Bennett in his massive G+ post this morning… “little niche community we seem to be building here one post at a time”. (NOTE: Michael’s post at the current time has 342 plusses+, 132 reshares, 129 comments, and is still going strong)

Two days earlier, +Richard Green made a similar comment “This one post and its comments are more interesting than most whole Communities”  in +Demian Farnworth‘s G+ post  which is similarly massive (NOTE-1: Demian’s post at the current time has 52 plusses+, 6 reshares, and a whopping 226 comments, all on-topic and still going strong; NOTE-2: Demian also started another G+ post which discusses the phenomena of massive posts):

It never occurred to me, until I read both Michael and Richard’s comments together, that:

the building of communities could occur sequentially within one post, 

the communities that arise from such phenomena could be even more engaged in discussions, and more “connected” in the “open” G+ “learning environment” , than “traditionally” defined communities .

This made me Analyze the Architecture of this type of serendipitous and spontaneouscommunity building”… The following is the breakdown of the Building Blocks and Construction methods (the ABC‘s ):

(1) both discussions are Hyperactive and Informative Posts @ HIP
(2) the contributors are all Heutagogical Leading Persons @ HeLPers
(3) the scope discussed is Rhizomatic, Extensive, Amorphous, and Literally Literary @ REALLy
(4) dialog references are Creative, Open, Novel / New, Educational, Connectivist and Technological @ CONNECT

In summary, HIP HeLPers REALLy CONNECT!!!

My brain just loves acronymology! (NOTE: Reference back to a former G+ post)

NOTE: This blog was shared in G+ on June 30, 2013, and a lively discussion entailed… https://plus.google.com/u/0/117219403239374562288/posts/6r9av4rbXHb


3 thoughts on “HIP HeLPers REALLy CONNECT

  1. Dear Roz,
    I’m so impressed by your analysis and the new acronym you constructed as a result of some G+ posts. Again and again, it is the power of connectivity with peers that opens new horizons and leads to new knowledge. My life completely changed after joining such social networking websites like G+ and Twitter. This is not a pure novel perspective of learning. Vygotsky (1978), in his social constructivism theory, talked a lot about the importance of learning together and scaffolding each other to build new knowledge. What is new is the mechanisms and tools that help us to be connected. These tools make it easy to find persons of the same interests and make the world closer going beyond the limits of time and place. Really, we are lucky generations ….!!!!

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