Hi Mia, and welcome. A great deal of this course is about the journey (learning how to learn better together) as well as the destination (the “subject matter”). My interest in social media was first attracted in 1983 and it has never ceased to be a rich and surprising experience — not always as pleasant or beneficial to individuals and communities as many of us hoped in the early days. One could say the same of the world that the printing press opened to so many — rich and surprising (and empowering and useful) but not always as pleasant or beneficial to individuals and communities as many might have hoped. Please feel free to use your blog as a laboratory for exploring your questions about social media, humanity, and society. I’ll do my best to help you along.