Self-inclusion, from my perspective is more of a realization than a migration from one mode of participation to another.
Just before Cingular bought AT&T,
I remember an instructor telling all of us
customer service reps that we 'are Cingular.'
I was quite impressed with the reaction this generated.
Half of the class looked immediately confused almost offended,
then ... slowly ... people started to grin, and then to look up at his eyes.
Myself I always called it Self-elect, but it's the same thing.
This was just after Katrina, and we were rebuilding Biloxi
when a friend of mine in Baton Rouge told me how he
and his church group went to New Orleans with
boats, trailers, and SUV's hauling them, to
rescue people in New Orleans. The reason no
one saw it in the news was because the police
wouldn't let them near New Orleans and they had
to sneak in another way. Got a lot of people out though.
Another example of Self-inclusion, over coming obstacles here.
Most people who are avid Internet socialites are unfamiliar with that sense of belonging. Their experiences have been slathered with marketing glitz
and self-promotion, ala Myspace, etc. While many very early on-line communities did have a sense of unifying solidarity, commercialism has squelched
that tendency for what are obvious reasons in my mind (consumerism is ego-based - which excludes the concept of community as secondary, or even
tertiary in relevance.)
I can agree with this as well,
but more than that it's a fractal truth
that can be viewed at different scales and angles.
For that reason I will criticize some minutia, or single words.
"Their [color=gold]webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of
iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands."
- Isaiah 59:6
The first word here is a weasel word. The sentence works fine without it.
While many very early
Second word of the second sentence is 'many.' I would say 'some' and where are the specific examples. Oh, wait. I believe their is a generality
disclaimer in the OP for the sake of brevity. Heh. Ok, my bad. It still should say 'some' or 'all' though, but in the early days there was no such
thing as 'many' on-line communities. Of course that was better than the almost zero we have now.
Prodigy online-old-school RepReSent!
* throws up the horns *
The audience is still and
there is the sound of a cricket.
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