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Me, FriendS, Strangers.

In me, I find three “zones”; the me-zone, the friend-zone (no, not the boy meets girl version) and the strangers-zone (which is divided into: “Interesting person that I would like to get to know better” and “I do not even want to know you. Seriously. Weirdo.”) Coincidentally I can find these zones back in my use of online spaces too.

Now, just like the me-zone in my real life, my virtual me-zone happens to be the biggest of all three. I spend most of my time googling, youtubing, reading memes, and stalking people on Facebook etc. Since I love to work alone, this zone has the most value to me. No complains, no nagging, no nothing, just surfing the hours away in Zen-mode. Or maybe I like it because I am a narcist. Maybe.

Though, we, people, are social beings, no matter how much I would love to marry my own reflection, I cannot accomplish this, in reality. So we, humans, come up with this word: “friend”. Boy, how lucky I am to have offline and online friendS. Now, friends-zone is something very close to my me-zone. As stated above, even though I love myself, I have to admit that without my friends, my world would be less fun. I would for example have no partner to venture new dungeons with me or I would only get teamed up with only please uninstall the game noobs. Sigh. Currently I have a group of ten friends whom I game with, they all live in the Netherlands and we use Whatsapp and Skype to stay in touch, this works fine. Sadly, through the years I have seen the members increasing and decreasing, but I am happy that I have been in this team for a long time and I hope this will last longer. Maybe forever? Maybe.  

Last but not least, the strangers-zone. This zone is the most farway from the other zones, like Pluto and Earth. As you may know, or probably know now, I game a lot. Gaming is a big world and even though you could stick to your friend-zone group, sometime you have the urge to explore the unknown on your own. Like when you start a new game and you know no one, you may join a guild and play with your guild members all over the world, without actually knowing their real name.  With these online-ers, I rather not exchange personal information, even not my skype. Online people are not trustable. I mean, I could not be Warisra who is writing this, but a Pegacorn hrmm… Yeah, right… Or am I maybe? Maybe.

All in all, even though there is a chance where I do find nice people through networking, I prefer to stick to my flock, actually more to myself. Maybe because my mom brainwashed me about becoming an independent lady. Just maybe.

Stay awesome Gotham,

Warisra

And remember kids: “loving oneself is different from being arrogant, conceited or egocentric.” says Wikipedia about self-love.

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The Blog Machine is Making Music! (and listening for comments)

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by fdecomite: http://flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/8443261903/

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by fdecomite: http://flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/8443261903/

We are extremely pleased with how quickly this year’s students have gotten their blogs linked to the site, and have already taken on writing their reflections. And there is some creative effort already in naming blogs and using media. You can see a list of all registered sites on a new menu tab for All Blogs.

Check the tab for your group and make sure your blog title is listed on the right sidebar. If it is missing (or miss-assigned, that ha already happened, Alan’s Human Error Machine), please use the contact form to let me know.

tumblr button You might notice a few blogs titled… “Untitled”– when you see that does it help you to know the source of a post? You can change the title of your tumblr plug at any time by visiting it’s public URL, e.g. http://cogdog.tumblr.com/ If you are logged into tumblr, and it is your site, you will see a “customize” button.

That leads to an interface where you can create a more unique, descriptive title, as well as do thing like pick a new theme, or add features to your blog.

If you change your title, the next time our site checks yours, we will update that title everywhere it appears on the site. Correction, it will change the name on new posts and when your blog appears on the sidebar,

If you wish to have it changed how it is listed for a blog’s archives, you will have to contact me since it requires a small manual edit to the site.

Some questions that came in:

Will all of my tumblr post will be posted here?

Yes, everything you post on your blog is copied here. We provide a link back to your original site on each post. It is not immediate, we check your site only once an hour, so do not panic if your post does not show up right away.

The reason we do this is to assemble everyone’s posts together, and to organize them by your project groups. In addition, tumblr does not have a built in system to comment (actually it can be done, but is a bit tricky), and even if it did, there is not away to bring comments together. So you can comment on posts on the Project Community site,

Do we still need to use the hashtags once we’re connected here?

No, tags are not required. Everything you write on that blog comes in here (if you decide you like tumblr, you can create new ones for any topic you like).

tag widgetWe suggest using tags to describe what you are writing about as descriptive terms– if you are writing about crowdfunding strategies for NGOs, if you add tags “crowdfunding”, “NGO”, and “strategy” we are able to have a link that will show all other posts using the same tag — see all posts tagged OpenInnovator as an exmaple

All tags are grouped together on the sidebar widgets, and overtime will grow to show what topics are mentioned more often. Tagging is not required for you as an individual, but if you contribute tags, it benefits the entire community.

Comments Are Conversation Are Community

Comments are important in this experience. They are a way to connect our work, person to person. You can give feedback, share resources, give criticism (be constructive). It is important to comment on other people’s work, and to respond to comments that people make on yours.

However, our site has no way to contact you when a comment arrives. One option is to check the box at the bottom of the comment form, Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This will let you know when there is a new response to something you have participated in. If you every wish to turn off notifications, there should be a link at the bottom of any of the notification emails.

You can also monitor all conversations on the site via the Conversations button. These are organized to show the newest comments at the top, but they are grouped by the page they reference, so you can see more of a discussion thread.

Another strategy is to keep an eye on your own posts- look for the link to all your posts on the right side of your group’s page. For example, from Group 7, on the right side is a link Ceire’s Corner. If this was my blog, I might bookmark the page, and keep an eye on the indicator that shows me how many comments have been made per post:

Each post will display the number of comments it has received

Each post will display the number of comments it has received

If you click that link, it takes you right to the comment form.

Like many things in a networked environment, you have many choices on a communication strategy. We will not prescribe one approach, it is up to you to develop one that works best for you.

Happy blogging!

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ON DUTY! – Week 1

Call is on duty and I have finished my first blog for Project Community 2013 -yay me.

 

  • COURSE GOALS:

The goals of this class was quite vague to me when I entered the classroom. Though gradually the puzzle pieces seem to fit into each other –a bit-.

I think some among us were thinking: “What does this have to do with ‘Design’?”

So did I.

Once home, I started giving it a thought. I mean, why else would they give us this course if it has nothing to do with our study? It has to have some meaning to it.  

This is the conclusion were I came up with: NETWORKING and also TEAMWORKING.

Why network? Because this course helps you start contacting different kinds of people from different culture, for my project it would be Sheila. This probably will be helpful in the future. You have to start somewhere and this course really helps you with it.  

Since the term just started, we still barely know each other, here is where the teamwork comes in. Later in “real” life you will also probably be placed with people you have not ever met, but you still have to work with them and make the best out of your team. So I kind of can relate that scenario with my situation now.   

  • EXPECTATIONS:

What I wish to learn is to optimize the use of the internet for networking. Yes, I use Facebook, Youtube, Instagram etc., but for those platforms I use them to keep in touch with my friends, not finding new ones. Where do I have to start searching especially if it is business related? I have no clue.

Also at the end of the semester, I hope to get to know my class a lot better so I can use- I mean- keep in contact with them later in the future.

  • FINISH LINE:

Everybody has a dream. I mean… I want to be the very best. Like no one ever was. Dum-dum-dum-ahem.

So of course I wish everything would go well and that there are no hurdles to the finish line, and that we will finish the race as number one as a team –let’s not forget to mention that.

Though I am already content if we get a passing grade. :D  

BUT! If I may dream bigger: How cool is, if our strategy plan gets chosen to become reality…. My mom would be so proud. :’)

  • GOOD GREAT POINTS ABOUT ME.

What I do know about myself is that I really like to have a clear starting point and an endpoint. Once I figure that out, I can start planning –I really am a great planner, really-, and even though I do not always tend to stick to the plan, it will always work out –somehow. Just… trust me on that.

As long as you do your job, I will do mine. You work, me happy, you no work, me grumpy, means no one happy. L

I guess I am also good at switching between my work- and play-mode. Sure goofing around is a must for stress relief, but once serious business comes to the table, we have to work and I will, kick you in the butt. No one happy, see?

Oh I also like to draw. 
Here is a comic, from me to you, inspired by this week :)

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Can you guess the story?

If you did, then I did a good great job haha… If you did not… then I need to start practicing more!

More to come next week! :D

Warisra Ratchatasavee

PS: I really did enjoy this blog writing, am I doing this well?? :D

PPS: This is my Strawberry Egg. -sorry for the heavily edited photo -it is an asian thing-.  image

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