I must pinpoint this blog :
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- Need a spelling for the text
- Keep it in a place for posterior retrieval.
Some how I feel very connected with you. Your nickname reminds me of the old days of network asynchronous connections pre-internet (X25 packet switching) where CTRL+letter defined the environment. I fully agree with your observations about the forums. In other forums this is much easier to follow. People try to stick to the subject. I think that, other that academic flavour they try to give information (altruism) and not exercise power or assertion .
Your maps are food for thought . Really learning OF the networks as Stephan Downes has reified the process.