11 Suggestions for (Social) Networking Heaven – 4
4) Better Group Search
After getting on facebook, I had some friends ask if there was an edublogger group and I looked and couldn’t find one, so I created one. We now have over a hundred members. Oh, but oops, there was one listed under philosophy with the same name!!!! — it is because I typed “edublogger” and the name of the group was something like “edubloggers.” When I started to create a group with the same name, I wish it would have told me.
OH, and there is global edubloggers too. The search app should have caught it!
Nothing New Under the Sun
There is a growing frustration among us Web 2.0 educators with duplication of efforts. Why can’t we work together? Why did we do all this and realize that others were already doing it?
It is a frustration. So, if a platform facilitates groups, we need to be able to make sure we’re not duplicating things. A more robust search and notification system needs to be in place before we create a group that is already there. We go from elated pride in creating something new to frustration that we wasted our time and that of our friends.
Author: Vicki Davis, TechLearning, 7th December 2007
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