Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Nancy White reflects on an old post in Scott Rosenberg’s personal blog on the relation between content and community. "Don’t think of 'conversation' and 'community' as subsidiaries to 'content.' They aren’t after-thoughts, add-ons, or sidebars. They are the point of the Web." And she remarks, in passing, "we still do worship content over conversation and community, albeit now in the guise of simply 'social media.'" Maybe. But it made me ask myself what the difference is between content and conversation, or content and community. I mean, I suppose you could imagine, say, a conversation without content, but I find it difficult to imagine exactly what it would look like.

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