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 spontaneous “community 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