Should social networks curate their own content? Or should users do it?

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The challenge [for social networks] is to create something of permanent value for the community, to offer more than a temporary spotlight.gdecugis’s insight:Austin Powell comes back on PaidContent the recent announcement by Tumblr to shut down…

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

User generated content is increasingly becoming common. We all interact with information in different ways. What interests me most about this is the ways in which we learn the skills necessary to understand the information that we want to curate and generate. How do we teach things like relevance and authenticity? Do we simply take it for granted that we can get accurate information on topics of our choice or do we have to teach the skills to verify that information? The whole concept raises some important questions for educators.

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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