Internet basically is a set of connections. The URL (the blue underlined text you find in this blogpost) is a connection to a file somewhere on internet. And some of us know what peanut butter has to do with that.
To participate on internet in a discussion one has to add connections to ones publications. Without connections (addresses, URL’s) a publication is painting in the dark, useless like screaming in a storm on the beach. (Both are funny in themselves, but no communication)
Cooperation and engagement and connecting has need of adding addresses and tags and hashtags and URL’s. Like adding peanut butter to a sandwich. To make it sticky.
Connectivism needs engagement, and cooperation, and participation. These three cannot exist without connecting to people and to ideas. And that is why I suggested we should add addresses to our comments.
Some of us use Facebook as a discussion forum. And for a short discussion that could be. But writing a blog or a webpage about a question or a subject, and after that announce it on Twitter or Facebook is my way of publishing.
“We create a relevant online discussion when we post our reactions to other people’s points of view. These connections link their content to our perspectives and by sharing my understanding I increase my own capacity. It’s important to let your own feelings, images and ideas of concepts create a more integrated comprehension of your experiences! [Aggregation from Stephen Downes article on “Seven Habits of Highly Connected People”] ” (Schwedinbalchik)