atw: Re: Great Mate vs Gr8 M8 (very long and philosophical)

I think you are missing blindingly nothing, but sign up for Content Wrangler
on Ning, to get some kind of idea what is going on.  This is an attempt at
an adult Face Book.

http://thecontentwrangler.ning.com/ 



-----Original Message-----
From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rafael Manory
Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2008 2:33 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Re: Great Mate vs Gr8 M8 (very long and philosophical)

Sorry to intrude in this exciting discussion, I haven't used FB either.

Could anyone tell me what I've been missing?

Rafael
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christine Kent" <c.bkent@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:13 PM
Subject: atw: Re: Great Mate vs Gr8 M8 (very long and philosophical)


> Oh bugger off.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of BOG4N
> Sent: Tuesday, 15 April 2008 1:27 PM
> To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: atw: Re: Great Mate vs Gr8 M8 (very long and philosophical)
>
> Oh Christine, you really are struggling with the whole concept, aren't 
> you?!
> Maybe you should stick with your quill and scroles, deary.
>
> You're absolutely tripping if you think FB isn't about communication. Have
> you actually spent any time with the application? ...because it sounds to 
> me
> that you haven't.
>
> Like Charles, I also use FB as a means of communication with my OS firends
> in much the same way I use email.
>
> Admittedly, FB is a pretty crappy and limited tool, but it still serves 
> its
> intended purpose and that is to help connect ppl and facilitae 
> communication
> between you and your contacts.
>
> There is much more to FB than a person's "I-centerd" profile.
>
> B0G4N> From: christine_kent@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To:
> austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: atw: Re: Great Mate vs Gr8 M8 (very
> long and philosophical)> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:11:49 +1000> > Ning is
> the grown-up facebook - if that is not a contradiction in terms.> > I told
> you I was struggling with the language to communicate the concepts.> So
> please understand that I am not broadcasting at you from a point of>
> certainty, but attempting to collaborate in a discussion to bring light on
> a> relatively unformulated feeling that I am (and incidentally many
> grown-ups> on Ning are) grappling with.> > For a start, I think we differ 
> on
> the meaning of the words "communication"> and "structure".> > 
> Communication
> to me has to involve some kind of heart space, some kind of> loaded 
> meaning
> in every word and/or some kind of change of state as a result> of the
> communication. I think you are using it to mean telling people about> you,
> and listening to stories others are telling about themselves
> . For you> it is an exchange of stories, for me it results in a changed
> state of being.> > Structure to me is more than boxes. If I have a box of
> post-it notes, and a> box of illustrations - that is a degree of 
> structure -
> everything is in> boxes. But there is no relationship between each of the
> items in each box,> and no relationship between the boxes. So perhaps I am
> really talking about> relationships.> > I think your comment, "pages... 
> are
> constructed by a user specifically to> reflect that user's interests and>
> network connections" does support my point about I-centred 
> communication ->
> everyone is telling their own story of "I".> > Your comment, "we must be
> aware though of the distinction between the> capability of the application
> and its presumed limitations (being subjective> to each user's 
> imagination)"
> may or may not be true. If you look at> LearningTown
> (http://learningtown.ning.com/) and ContentWrangler>
> (http://thecontentwrangler.ning.com/ ), you will see really
> good topics> dying without reaching any outcome or conclusion - they run
> out of energy> and do not bring about any changed state. I am part of
> several other groups> on Ning, trying to make it do what we want it to 
> do -
> so far without much> joy.> > I would hate to see these mailing lists all 
> get
> gobbled up into Ning,> because they can do what Ning can't.> > Christine> 
>  >

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