Sunday, 17 June 2012

NEW SOCIAL NETWORKING ACTIVITY!

ACTUAL REALITY NEIGHBOURING  ARN

ARN QUICK START VERSION  (see detailed guidance below)
 (Level One)

1. Switch off your laptop, PC, or mobile device.
2. Walk out the door of your living space.
3. Go to the nearest door to yours.
4. Knock, ring, or use intercom.
5. Say, "Hello" to the person who opens the door.
6. Smile and say, "I am your neighbour"
(Level Two)
7. Respond appropriately.
8. When complete return to your living space.
9. Switch on laptop, PC and mobile device.
10 Resume normal life.

(We are very keen to develop a COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE.  If you wish to share successful strategies in ARN leave your email and comment in the comment box below this post)

Person knocking on a door (simple version)
ARN DETAILED VERSION

(Level One)

1. Switch off your laptop, PC, or mobile device.
1a DO NOT WORRY you will be entering actual reality for only one hour.
1b In extreme  cases you may take one portable device but we strongly recommend setting it to Flight Mode.
1c  Check you are both fully and sensibly clothed (NB pyjamas and/or underwear is not appropriate in most parts of reality) and it is advisable to wash before entering actual reality.

2. Walk out of the door of your living space (home).
2a This is usually the one onto the passageway, road or street and tends to have large locks and security devices fitted.
2b If it is dark outside, return to your living space until it has been light "outside" for at least three hours and then go to 3.
2c You may require additional equipment e.g. rain wear, sunglasses (refer to glossary if you are unsure of these)

3. Go to the nearest door to yours.
3a This will require some investigation - it is like a virtual reality game and so should be straightforward.
3b. If you are unsure search images for doors and memorise these.

4. Knock, ring, or use intercom.
4a Again, there are a range of possible ways to signal your wish to enter the next level. Some players (people) regard this as the crux to this social networking activity.
4b Many people have found themselves unable to proceed.
4c If you are unsure - you may return to home and consider a range of tactics and approaches but you must persist in order to get to the next level.


Level Two

5. Say, "Hello" to the person who opens the door.
5a NB This person is a "neighbour" and they will present in a range of ways.
5b You are now at the crucial part of the activity and what both you and the neighbour does is critical - you are now "solo"

6. Smile and add, "I am your neighbour"
6a This is only a suggested standard tactic - you may find a creative urge to say, or do something else
6b The neighbour now has the administrative rights to both act and react independently.
6c Your skill at Level Two is to encourage both the neighbour and yourself to engage interdependently.

7. Respond appropriately.
7a You are on your own - do as it says.  If you need more information about the nature of appropriate responses go to: www.getalifeyousadperson.com
7b If you clicked on that link you need to go to:  www.reallygetalifeyousadperson.com

8. When complete return to your living space.
8a The activity with your new neighbour might last from between 10 seconds to several hours but you will have to return to your own living space at some time.
8b Using your judgement about when to complete is critical if you wish to enter Level Three

9. Switch on laptOP, PC and mobile device.
9a You will get a huge surge of adrenalin at this stage. This is quite normal and remember, you can only get this adrenalin rush by risking activity in the challenging worked of actual reality.

10 Resume normal life.
10a Note: many have found that their normal life has been enriched by starting this activity. If you have interesting experience  with ARN please make a comment below.

Level Three

ARN is an exciting new concept,  in the development stage.  We wished to test the market prior to launching Level Three .Please leave your contact detail in the comment box if you wish to trial a BETA version.


6 comments:

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  2. i taken out swere words can it go in? I red this post and got SO exciting i never done this sort of thing so i when next door and did it but lost nerv and ran away. It was gud watching them looking for hoo nock there door - is this new game i think? thanyou (see nio swering this time)

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    1. I used to play this. We called it "Knock a door and run" but, like everything else it has been commercialised. it's called "Parcel Force" now...

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  3. When one has recently experienced life amongst the interactions and relationships of a Facebook group, and when ones spouse is also involved simultaneously with commenting and responding upon a trending topic or thread whilst just in the next room, yet others are several zillions of kilometres away in another country, one may consider how bizarre this is when ones actual physical neighbours and family are but metres away, and are but strangers and in an uncommunicative and unresponsive state? One too has to consider, are said neighbours actually interested or interesting enough to warrant making the walk of embarrassment and shame to their said abode? Will your face to face meeting be greeted with the acceptance expected and may well deserve, or will your utterances and salutations be confused with an Amway salesperson's warm greeting or charitable representatives brave attempt at seeking your co-operation, acknowledgement and signature upon the local trending issue?
    Through braving such an encounter, it may indeed offer forthcoming joy, friendship, addition to a yet uncharted Xmas card list, source of personally deleted supplies of common household ingredients, replacement of errant and misplaced wheelie bins etc. It too may be a one-off situation, acknowledged briefly and forever after in the future with an occasional delayed nod, smile and clearly unavoidable salutation or grunt of acceptance you are actually a neighbour. Whatever the reaction, surely indeed, a moment away from the clicking of keys and scrolling of a mouse could be a life-changing experience. It is certainly worth considering as an event to be saved for when your ISP severs your internet connection, or the latest virus renders your machine totally inoperable. It is to be a cherished moment in time and, if even moderately positive, worth duplication on future occasions. Go on! You can do it!

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  4. Dear q857 I notice you talk in theoretical terms about ARN and end encouraging others to "Go on" You can do it!" My question for you is, Have YOU done it yet? I will be honest here and say that I am at Level 1 with the man on one side and approaching Level Two with the couple on the other side of my flat. But is is now past midnight and I'm very happy here in front of my PC...and yes, I'm shorts and Tshirt and a little unwashed. I like it like this and I have many friends in virtual reality. Is this wrong?

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    1. Indeed Anonymous, the tactic has been used regularly and reciprocated. One has personally found the success rather unexpected and the communication has continued on a smile a comment upon the weather basis since the initial contact. Surprisingly the experience has been most successful with drivers, maids and gardeners in the locality.

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