One of the hardest things as a social media specialist (and I can imagine as a parent) is keeping up with everything going on in the world on the internet. There are millions of apps out there and while many fall into obscurity, others rise up and seem to take over the world. For the … Continue reading Digital Parenting: Keep Up With Social Media Trends
I've found, over the past year, the best way to describe the difference between Instagram and Snapchat is by looking at how we share. For Instagram we are highlighting moments from our day or week in a one off way that sticks around forever. Snapchat allows a you to share so much more by posting … Continue reading Instagram Launches “Stories”: What Parents Should Know
It would seem that we have once again found ourselves in a position of being mad at Facebook. I'm not surprised at the issue seems to come up every other year or so. The popular social networking site will make a change, we'll all get super mad and hate it, there will be threats of … Continue reading What Everyone Should Know About Facebook Messenger: Myth vs Reality
Last week's entries about what parents should know about Vine and Instagram (with video) have created an interesting response in my inbox. Many parents want to know- which is better for my kid? SPOILER ALERT: The winner is going to be Instagram. Privacy Both Instagram and Vine give users the ability to keep their content … Continue reading Vine vs. Instagram: Which Is The Better Choice For Your Child
One of the last things I talk about with my student audiences during my presentation is the idea that jokes and sarcasm don't translate very well into the online world. When I make a joke in person- you can see my face, hear the tone of my voice and you have a pretty good idea … Continue reading How ‘Just Kidding’ Doesn’t Cut It in the Online World
Last week I introduced my all new blog series and in the introductory entry I talked about the pros and cons of introducing social networking to the educational environment. The series continues, looking at each network and it's uses in the classroom! Facebook, for all its flaws, is still on top when it comes to … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: Facebook
With more and more schools moving towards having a 1:2:1 environment, educators are trying to find the best ways into incorporate popular social networking sites into the educational environment. This entry marks the first in a weekly series to give teachers some ideas on how these web sites can be used in the classroom. Today, … Continue reading Social Networking in the Classroom: An Introduction
One of the biggest things I caution my audiences about is how much information we give away without even thinking about it. Some people are amazed to find out that even the simplest status update or tweet can reveal so much more than we even intended. In my programs I give an example of how … Continue reading How Much Information is Too Much Information? Take a Look!