This post has already been written on Twitblogs – a little app that allows you to post to longer messages, photos and videos to Twitter. It would be great if it had a cross-posting feature!
I just read an article about how social media is becoming the new inbox for the web. Check it out here. A couple of the things the author mentions that I highlighted were:
*that ‘Facebook Me’ is being used like ‘Google it’ and instead of email addresses people are exchanging social media information. Don’t worry about asking for someone’s phone number, just ask them if they are on Facebook.
*Social media is more effective than emails as it allows for more fluid conversation and if you can read status updates like ‘I got a new job’ or ‘saw X movie last night and thought it was fantastic’ then there is no need for emails to be filling up inboxes.
The most important part of this article for me was the last bit where the author, Erik Qualman, states that even though consumers do not want to communicate via piles of emails, many businesses have not caught on to this. It just made me wonder what we are missing in education. How do our students WANT to be communicated with? What are we really missing? Would we be able to reach them more effectively if we communicated with them through their favoured social media outlets (as well as f2f) ? I suspect we could.
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