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Social Media’s Future Influence on Education

twitter_schoolsLet’s face the facts, the days of searching for information in an encyclopedia are long gone.  To be completely honest, I firmly believe if you were to give a teenager an assignment to locate information in an encyclopedia they wouldn’t even know how to do it.

Computers and the internet have completely changed the way we look for information and social media is going to play an even larger role when it comes to education shortly.

With the world tweeting, Digging, Tumbling, and writing on walls, it’s only a matter of time before a high school teacher or college professor decides to add his/her Twitter address on their syllabus so the students can get a hold of them (that is if they don’t want emails to flood their inbox), creates a class forum for required discussion sessions (which is already happening with Springboard), or gives live video review sessions via Justin.tv or Ustream.

That’s not all, think about how easily students can obtain information using Digg, Reddit, or StumbleUpon.

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Blogging is Key to Social Media Success

Blogs are a big staple right now when one looks to define Social Media. Sure you have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Friendfeed, etc., but without a blog, you have no home base.

Before starting a blog, you have to decide, what will you blog about. It makes no sense to be a hose and tube fitting company and blog about air conditioners (an unlikely scenario, but you get the point).

Next, you have to make sure the person you appoint as the blog’s administrator knows what they are doing. They have to have a sense of web design, copywriting skills (blog typos happen, but an excessive amount can ruin a company’s credibility), and be web savvy.

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Twitter Tools – A Quick Reference

twitter-tools1If you are an avid Twitter user, then you know that there are multiple applications that let you post your updates to Twitter.

As I was clicking around on different sites this morning, I came across this handy quick reference guide on Twitter Tools.


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No Social Networking For China

In an age that is highly driven by social media content and networking, China is opposed to it all.

Stan over at Mashable found out some very interesting information.

It seems that as of today, the Chinese authorities have blocked internet access to Twitter, FlickrFlickr reviews, Bing, Live.com, Hotmail.com and several other sites. WordPressWordPress reviews, YouTubeYouTube reviews, Bloggerblogger reviews are also blocked. Continue reading

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