I am currently building a networked learning space through the free version of Canvas to help reporters, editors, and staff at a local newspaper use social media more effectively.
When tackling a website, a NLS, a blog, the notion of tribes is something that I’m beginning to understand on a deeper level. The extreme diversity among people and their interests and passions, creates wonderful niches where all, or many, of the odd little quirks that make a person semi-unique are realistically shared by at least several thousand people. A person can create something to connect all those people who wonder if anyone has something in common with them. A leader, will create a platform where a tribe has the opportunity to naturally form around commonalities.
I can’t honestly say that “tribe” movement has anything to do with the NLS I’m creating.
But the “tribe” movement has made me realize a tribe I’m potentially a part of right now. I just purchased a web domain this morning and am working on creating a site to connect the people I know are out there who share certain qualities and interests that would enjoy this niche tribe. After the site is built, I’ll post more about it.
For now, go start a tribe.