Information about the very interesting concept of Social Networking and community
building is exploding on the Internet.
The organization of personal blogs, community wikis, and dicussion groups has been
enabled by what is being called Web 2. Applications. Below is a link to a Matt Mackenzie's
blog commenting that "Web 2.0 is about community building."
These applications can perform the same function as an old analogue "Bulletin Board"
where individuals can post a notice about a trip, idea, or community project and invite
others to join in a "Common Adventure" to attempt to organize and actualize the proposed
I am doing research on how these expanding Web 2. opportunities can be used by people
who are visiting the web sites Mountain Visions is producing.
I plan to produce a blog to create links to relevant articles about Social Networking, Web 2.
and Wikis. In 2003 I started one Common Adventure Blog and I will either expand this or
create a new one. FYI, below is a link to that original project.
I also plan to start experimental Wiki groups for new web site projects including the
Jamaica Protected Areas, Idaho Weed Awareness and River Menders. I may also start
experimental projects for the 5 Interactive Watersheds projects. Below are the web site
URLs for these projects. The first three are still under construction and they all contain
Community or Networking sections.
Jamaica Protected Area Trust
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign