News has just arrived that Snapchat has been leaked. Renata Rowe’s post (below) is timely and reminds us as teachers to have discussions about social networking sites. Any site that claims that users are safe is misleading and sites like snapchat that claim that the images disappear are similarly misleading. Most devices have the capacity to take screenshots meaning that any image online can be simply recorded. Once that is done, it can be reposted therefore rendering the image visible to many eyes again. The false sense of security that users have with these sites needs to be exposed.
Many consider social media to be an innovative tool for schools. (Educators Discuss Social Media in the Classroom http://t.co/8lMWSvrl2d)
an interesting discussion. perhaps we could have our own in our staff rooms?
See on www.ideastream.org
I have been reviewing a number of resources I have collected on social media, social learning and return on investment. The bottom line seems very clear to me. Social technologies remove artificial organizational boundaries and let knowledge be shared more easily…..
See on www.jarche.com
Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s exhibition, A Day in Pompeii. The campaign launched on Aug. 24, the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Created by Carmichael Lynch, the campaign consists of a website that allows users to experience the last 24 hours in Pompeii through the eyes of Pliny the Elder, in the lone existing eyewitness account.”
See Media Post story here www.mediapost.com/publications/article/183172/what-if-social-media-existed-in-79-ad.html
See on www.dayinpompeii.com
A recent controversy about social media employment has raised some interesting points about a) the way we communicate, and b) the way we interact with social media. A young writer has lamented the fact that as a 25 year old she cannot get jobs in management of social media companies. This is something she feels is her natural preserve as a teenager who grew up with social media. She has received 600+ comments ( lots abusing her for her views) and many blog ping backs. the central flaw in her argument as I see it has nothing to do with social media but more to do with lack of experience for a highly skilled job. However, what it does raise for me is issues about how social media has been used to generate many abusive messages for her views and how she has clearly misinterpreted the response her views would generate. For someone who believes herself to be media savvy, she has blundered by insulting a large proportion of social media users who are not her age. Not only does this show her inability to do the job she believes she is so well qualified to do but it demonstrates the number one rule about effective communication- know your audience.
An article here articulates the point that communication is the essential skill that young people need in jobs (and life) today.
As a teacher this reiterates the importance of teaching, not only effective use of social media, but effective communication.
A warning about the power of social media.