Participation in communities is a way to gain knowledge and share experiences and opinions. We all know how much benefit we gain each day by participating and engaging in this world but according to Team BE, there are levels of the participant which are :
- Core group.
- Active participants.
- Occasional participants.
- Transactional participants.
However, for my instinct to get involved in these communities whether connected or not, I see that I am not much involved in it, especially in the Internet world. Therefore, I find myself tends to read, listen and benefit from the information, as well as search and follow silently without comment and participation. Sometimes in rare cases when I find that I am attracted to a subject and the way of dialogue in it even if it is a dispute but carries a meaning and purpose, I will participate and show the opinion. This often happens if I do not find an interaction with the same perspective that I want to talk about.
For this reason, I am generally a person who does not participate in communities, but I really want to have a role in it, such as expressing my opinions and get benefit from dialogue rather than researching, reading or listening. I also want to be someone who benefits others from his knowledge and culture, so I want to get involved because I think it would be easy for me to act and talk the way I want.
From this perspective and to reach this goal I think I need to modify my instinctive behaviour in order to reach a role in society, especially that during the semester, whether in this unit or other we need to participate and engage. Two of the most important reasons I need to reach the result: 1- I must be more confident in expressing my opinion and direction criticism and advice, so do not worry about a new meeting. Second, I think I should try to get information through giving it and then participating in the dialogue and learning from it Instead of relying on listening and reading. In addition, there are a few steps to get involved in communities according to Richard Wilson which will be very useful.
At the end of this post, I see that participating in communities may be is a good place and useful to some people but on the other hand will be bad others. For example, when you engage in an online community, we need a good strategy and time management that some people lack. This will lead to ignore priorities and marginalize duties. In addition, there are the people who are affected by what is published, whether positive or negative, because information is not specific to those who wish to spread interest only. Each person can create or publish a topic, whether she or he is aware of it or not . That is why we need to focus on the knowledge and take advantage of the positive side of engaging in communities without looking at other aspects either online or offline.
As for using twitter in this unit, I think it a good approach and a new way for me on the side of the study. Twitter is not new for me but I forget how to use it. The reason for this, I didn’t find myself interested in it, so I deleted my account five years ago. I am really worried about how i can use it very well through this semester especially for Twitter Chat Champion. I think I don’t like to keep using it as I said: i am not interested in it. However, i will be working on it to learn a new way of studying.