When I started mapping my visual network, I thought the result would be a linear, pod like cluster of communication networks. However, once I started making the connections, I realized that my networks intersect often, among the various ‘circles’ in my life.
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I thought that my visually networked map would be clean, easy to follow, and demonstrate how successfully I keep all of the facets of my life separate, and oh, was I wrong. Through the mapping process, I have realized how intertwined my networks are. I share my school learnings with my colleagues, friends, and family. I share my personal life with my friends, family and work, and I share learnings from my work with the same circle. Interestingly enough, the only single communication platform and network that is isolated and used for a sole purpose, is ClassDojo, a communication tool between teachers and parents (Can you say COVID education?).
My map is unintentionally messy, but intentionally unedited – because it represents how messy my networks are.