One of the best things about the internet is that it allows people from around the world to set up groups based around pretty much any subject and share their thoughts together. These sorts of places can be informal forums, chat threads and more.
For Thing 9, we will look at three alternative spaces for research communities that have become established over the past decade or so: Reddit, Wikipedia and GitHub. Check out the video below for more.
Check out this brief guide to each of the spaces covered in the video.
Thing 9 activities
Test out one of the alternative online spaces that we have discussed
Blog about your experience and whether you would use any of the spaces in the future
You should be able to understand cooperative online engagement
You should have had the opportunity to interact with alternative online communities
You should have reflected on Thing 9 through blogging
Image: Alan Levine