This week we have a couple of interesting readings for you. The first is the Cluetrain Manifesto and is much more of a technically driven reading than what we've assigned to this point. To many people this was the first book to change their minds about how the Internet could be used as a platform. The Cluetrain focuses on the idea that "it is all about the conversation" and that the web should be used to empower that. The second reading is from Wenger's Communities of Practice. You'll find that reading in ANGEL. The Cluetrain pieces are open and freely available to read online. I've linked to them below.
Specifically related to the Cluetrain Manifesto, we would like you to create a blog post that provides an overarching reaction to the assigned pieces of the reading. In addition, please select the three themes that you feel are most compelling, interesting, or that you feel connected to. Don't just list the three themes, please tell us why you selected them as they relate to community, design, or identity. Please try to relate your responses to the readings you've done to this point.