I've just got off the Where to, Classroom 2.0
forum, which is pointing out that this is now a large group, and there is now quite some difficulty in maintaining the original closeness. (As an enneagram type 5, that's of no personal concern to me - I'm after information and knowledge, not relationships!).
Still, it raises an important issue for me, and for us all - at length. When is a social network big enough for each one of us. How do we recognise that there are limits for us with regard to what we belong to and can interact meaningfully with? How do we set our own boundaries? And then , how can we help our students develop an awareness of their finitude, and how to set their own boundaries? This seems an important issue in the sociosphere. (I suspect that the answers are to found in a similar way to the answers to how much site blocking should there be in our schools, and how much should we be educating in terms of acceptable and responsible use.)
Ogden Nash published a book of poetry called There's always another windmill
. For the enneagram 5's there's always another book/piece of information, for others - there's always another blog, another feed, another mp3, another video clip, another widget. How do you say - yes there's more - but not for me!