Ways to Find Communities and Conversations that will Help in the Growth of your Networks

Know that you are already an author
5 Tools of Creative Participation
  1. Knowledge
  2. Power
  3. Advantage
  4. Companionship
  5. Influence
Find your digital footprints
  • Have an awareness and know the impact of your digital footprints
Build what you want to become

Learn the norms and boundaries of online cultures

source: rheingold, 2012

OU Get Smarts Previous Blog Posts
  • Useful Participatory Websites
    • Interested in finding good sites that you can find discussions and forums that will be worth your time? This post contains useful websites that will help you find those sites!
  • Participating in Online Class Discussions
    • If you have a difficult time participating in online discussions then check out this post that contains useful hints and tips that can help you participate, and get more out of those online class discussions
  • How to Find Online Communities
    • Find different online communities and blogs that will help you open up your world to participating online rather than lurking. Great way to expand your networks and connections as well.
  • Participation Inequality
    • Do you know the percentage of people that "lurk" online rather than actually participating? Check out this interesting post about the inequality between those who participate/comment, and those who simply scan and lurk online.

Learning how to participate online is essential to expanding your networks, discussion, and interaction with other people. Below are some links about participating online, and different tips that can make you a better participant in discussions, forums, and groups. 

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