Inviting Participation

January 3, 2007

Participation is one of the key tenets of Web 2.0 – and thus, of Library 2.0. I, personally, have been amazed at the success of ventures like Wikipedia – which owes is existence to wide participation. I’ve always been rather curious about what actually motivates people to participate in online arenas – and what makes a particular sites inviting over others. As such, I was quite intrigued by David Lee King’s blog post on the topic – Invitation Participation to Web 2.0. He writes: “For the most part, no one has actually explained HOW to start conversations, HOW to build community digitally, and HOW to tell your story in the digital space. In essence, how to invite participation using web 2.0 tools.” It is easy to be dissatisfied with what we have, but not so easy to figure out how to make things better.

I can’t wait for the follow up posts.