In the article above, we see how bad actors are gaming the algorithms of Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation. We have seen how the proliferation of fake news has led to global catastrophes like Brexit, Trump’s presidency, and the resurgence of hate groups worldwide. We know that the algorithms that power Facebook and Twitter promoted false […]
http://gty.im/162890895 The Social Media Status Quo is Broken Most people and businesses maintain several social media profiles, flitting from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to LinkedIn (and beyond) to keep up with all our different circles of people. We use all different smartphone apps because each little tool does one thing better than the others. As a result, we scatter […]
With the news that Google Apps for Education will be integrated with Google+ in a few days, it’s time to start thinking about how social media and collaboration can be a reality for schools.
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Image by dan taylor via Flickr What follows is an account of how I amassed a coterie of past and present students as friends on my social networks. I share this in the attempt to find out where other teachers draw the line between their offline and online selves. Would you friend students on Facebook? […]