Make a new friend!
ModeratorAugust 31, 2021 at 12:48 am
It seems to me that part of a diplomacy initiative would include public relations! I invite everyone to reach out to one person you feel resonant with in the group. Maybe even more than one!!
If this is an unfamiliar practice for you, a nice opener might be to ask how the conference and/or avatar experience was for them? Or any other diplomatic outreach sentiment that feels right for you. Let’s get good at Making Contact with each other before we try with other civilizations! 🤩
MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 2:37 am
Well, it was very nice (and friendly) to have a few people i knew previously who were also in the Making Contact Convergence (MCC). We were able to chat and explore different areas and it makes a difference having someone to share the learning experiences with. We can teach other things and discuss when things go wrong in the interface, etc.
Then on the other side of that there were a few people who knew me – but not closely connected – and it felt like when i approached them i was ignored. That is frustrating.
Leads me to think that expanding the personal profile on the platform would be good i.e. extra weblinks and a place to have more of a rave about passions, interests, etc.
What do you think?
ModeratorSeptember 2, 2021 at 3:55 am
Totally understand the experience. You know, I’ve always observed the phenomenon of social flow at party’s, when and where people either tune in or tune out to individuals. I’ve always been a bit of a social science/ voyer in that regard, fascinated by us as social creatures (and also turned off by it!)
Point being, that experience of ‘being ignored’ is one I’ve been curious about for a while. I believe I’ve used my observations to determine that none of it is personal. It’s strange to think of it that way on some level, but overall, it’s what makes sense (and feels best) to me.
Add to that the new experience of navigating an avatar, where people can instantaneously disappear and reappear without notice, accidentally merge or navigate their avatar in unpredictable ways, and I feel 100% certain that none of it is personal.
I know we are wanting to foster an inclusive community, hence the monitor presence on this platform so hopefully we can reduce experiences of isolation!
I appreciate your suggestion of building out the platform and I will pass it along to the architects!
Thank you for sharing Michael, lovely to have you here!
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