Consumers now spend around 20 percent of their total time online using social networks via their personal computers, and 30 percent of their time online visiting social networks on mobile, the report found.
It’s like Mashable knew we were doing a talk on Facebook Groups and Pages for faculty today. This article presents various ways educators deal with interacting with students on Facebook, but unfortunately doesn’t go too much into using Groups or Pages with classes. Even so - it’s a helpful read for inspiring you to solidify your own policy regarding how you interact with students on Facebook.
If you’re an educator looking to start using social media with your students, I also recommend the book Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices. I went to a workshop given by the author and found her tips and case studies very insightful.
Any scoop.it users out there? I’ve recently started a Scoop.it topic to collect resources for students about how to improve their general tech, web and social media literacy (in the context of how they are soon entering the job market).
If you’ve got scoop.it tips or recommended users I should follow, let me know in the comments or a reblog.
“Facebook is just not the big fad anymore,” said Kim Franklin, a 15-year-old from Gaithersburg, Md., who does not have a Facebook account and prefers social media site Tumblr.
“It was like everybody was constantly on there, but now not so much.” Franklin said her 13-year-old sister Nicole hasn’t signed up for a Facebook account either.
Meanwhile, Laura Franklin, the girls’ 37-year-old mother, always has Facebook open on her computer while working on her parenting blog, Better in Bulk. That, she said, has led her teen daughters to dub Facebook a “mom thing.”
In related news, I’ve been told by two college students that their young siblings/nieces/nephews think that Skype “is for old people” and the kids like services like ooVoo. One of the kids in this article even uses Google+ (!!!) likely because it’s the best/only free group video chat service.
Personally, I’m glad my old teenage escapades on DA, LJ, Gaia Online, etc. are safely hidden behind various pseudonyms!
Source: Los Angeles Times
It’s like getting one of those chatty, impersonal Christmas letters every day of the year.
Worked for me! It just make sense - nothing bonds people like working together to achieve a common objective, especially when it means spending plenty of time together!
((And I have to say, there’s no such thing as a “battle mage” in WoW, and if you’re lvl 45 you’re a noob. Matt Silverman, you troll, you!))
The tl;dr version is this: While it might be nice to say this is an all-or-nothing issue, it’s not. There’s a gray area where employers have some legitimate reasons for wanting access, even if most of the time it’s overreaching to ask.
Just in time for my Social Media Management workshop for students today! This topic deserves special attention when training students on using social media for job hunting and reputation management.
This article is a good one in particular, with thoughtful ideas beyond the obvious.
In an effort to demonstrate competency with tools and concepts it’s hard to get credit for, Smarterer lets you take fast-paced multiple choice exams of questions submitted by the community.
Your score is shown in a sharable badge so you can show them off. Apparently some tests are used by companies in the hiring process to see if applicants really know what they’re talking about.
The tests are fun to do (who doesn’t want to up their score and show they’re a Master?) but since the questions are community sourced you get bad ones sometimes. Just report them and keep going!