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Social Technographics

Social Technographics:

When I was reading your blogs I started to think that I would like to know how you see yourselves in terms of these types. And of course if you expect anything to change during your first year of studying IDE.

Of course finding this Social Technograohics ladder again took some time, so please excuse me if your grades are late this week…..

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Meggie's Project Communities Blog

‘Online access ‘a human right’

that is what Mark Zuckerberg (founder of facebook) said when he realized that the majority of our world population have no access to the ‘world wide web’.

For us, it is a matter of course that we have online access almost everywhere. It is rather strange nowadays, when you visit someone who has no wifi, because we are used to be connected all the time.

We are the digital natives ! 

My first online interaction started with Myspace - a social network platform with a strong music emphasis, which enables you to create an own profile using html, upload pictures and participate in different groups. I had no similarities with the people in my school or my hometown, and myspace helped me find people with the same interests, because the average user was between 15-25 years old. And the most important thing about it is, that i met my best friend through Myspace 6 years ago. 

Then appeared Facebook and a lot of people switched to it, because of a broader community. I am a member of Facebook since 2008 and i’m using it since 2009, and to be honest i love it. Starting with the staying briefed about your favorite bands,artists or movies, right through to be informed about events and occasions like birthdays. Since my friends and family are spread all over the world, Facebook is my main connection. Especially since i moved to the Hague, Facebook is a good opportunity for me to keep in touch with them. Beside the groups i use for my study, (project community, new open innovator…) i am a member of groups, where streetwear or sneakers were sold or exchanged, since I have a passion for vintage sneakers. As i mentioned in my blogpost last week, for me, privacy and being aware of your digital identity, is very crucial. I don’t post and show anything in the internet without being aware of what happens with it afterwards. I think it’s insensate to show too much of yourself, like fartkid did ! But i think it’s possible to find a balance between these things. 

and i like the fact (:

Beside the social network communities i use platforms to listen and find music, like YouTube, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Discogs or Beatport. These are These are Websides, where you can upload and share music or buy and exchange Vinyls. Another platform based on music is ResidentAdvisor, which is one of my most visited pages. The focus is more on electronic music. I have my own profile, where i can add my favorite artists, clubs and labels, so i stay briefed about events and news.

In addition to this blog, i have another blog, which i basically use for collecting and sharing my favorite pictures. I like to comb through various websides like tumblr, weheartit or google, and discover new stuff.

Before i came here to study, i was a member of Kleiderkreisel, which is a  platform to buy, sell and exchange clothes, jewelry, shoes and so on. I think it’s great because i could sell or exchange the clothes i didn’t wear anymore and earn money in the same time.

Last to mention my beloved e-mail account. Since i managed to fix the setting of my account and got familiar with all the available features, i love using it. No matter what i buy or pay online, i get a receive for it in my inbox. My e-mails are split in 4 groups; Primary (private, conversations), Social (FB, Soundcloud, Tumblr), Promotion (Newsletters) and the Spam folder. 

For these several reasons, I am very lucky to have all these opportunities and hope that i will find even more interesting online tools.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Aureole

It is a quiet me. A louder we and very loud networks that is shouting to everyone. You just need to listen.

I joined Facebook just recently because I had a project and I want to reach people outside my personal network. I joined a group about making bobbing lace, because I want to find out: What people make bobbin lace? What kind of bobbing lace do they produce? What problems they have to deal with? And it worked.

Maybe an other reason to join fb was to keep in touch with my siblings. I do not live at home since I am 16 years old (because I went to an art-highschool in an other city, and than started studying) and I want to stay in contact with them. I do not want to take the initiative all the time and write them an e-mail. I can see what they are interested in and vice versa.

I have been in the past once to fb. But I was not interested in it at all. They always post stupid stuff. And I had no benefit of being in fb. In fact I had less time. And also now I do not have time for my other hobbies. Be active in the “real” world. Go climbing, cycling, running…

Now in our study here pretty much everything runs in fb. There are discussions, inspiring posts, helpful links, interesting job-offers… You definitively miss a lot, if you are not on fb. I do not know if anyone from this course is NOT on fb and I wonder how he/she feels about that. First I was more an observer on fb, but know I try to communicate more with others. I have started with looking for groups with the same interests and started own initiatives. I use fb more for networking and stay in touch with university stuff. But of course you can’t separate private from “work” nowadays.

A network that I like very much is Couchsurfing. In fact I joined this network before fb. There you can look for people in the same area where you live. And meet for going climbing. It is a place that connect people that are new to a town to others. Or while traveling look for people that want to meet and give you a tour through downtown. Couchsurfing is used the most to find a host in a city/ town you want to got to. And for offering your “couch” to people that are traveling. It is a big community and works like a circle. I offer some one my couch and can sleep on some one else couch… I love this idea.

For research I sometimes post questions to specific themes in blogs. Or browse there for problems.

Now recently we started blogging, and I like sharing my experience and knowledge. But there are so many people out in the world. Who will read my blog-post? Why should someone read it? I am not that special. What I share, many others can also share.

So in general I am a more quiet internet user. I browse for helpful informations. I do not want to be connected all the time with online spaces. I am still improving my network skills and try to use it more for “work”. To get to know new people in the “real” world I use also Couchsurfing.

cu next week

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Miri's Desk