Exploring New Social Media: Google+

Today I am exploring using Google+ for my professional learning network. I have blogged about this a few times, here and here. Overall, I consider Google+ to be straightforward and easy to use, as per usual with Google. What is Google+ According to Google, “Google+ is a place to connect with friends, and family, and explore … Continue reading Exploring New Social Media: Google+

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Google+ Professional Learning Network

Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) are becoming more popular for connecting with niche communities and keeping up to date within a professional field.

Issues with Social Media: Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Definition: act of harming or harassing via information technology networks (social media) in a repeated and deliberate manner. We worry about your kids and their access to social media increasing their likelihood of being cyber-bullied. But do you ever think about what it looks like as an adult?  Is it worse, more painful, or more damaging?  Also, what … Continue reading Issues with Social Media: Cyberbullying

Issues with Social Media: Vulnerability and Ridicule

Social media is heavily used. Pew Research reports that 76% of internet users use social networking sites. This is huge! We have access to most of people connected to the internet. It is great for marketing, entertainment, and social support. But what about the downside of this social networking? Are there consequences to using social media … Continue reading Issues with Social Media: Vulnerability and Ridicule

My Google+ Tribe (Community)

I am endeavoring to create a Google+ Community for health communications professionals to connect with those who advocate for the same things on the community level. The challenge here is that many times health communications experts are researchers that write research papers but don’t work with their target populations on a daily basis. Comparatively, community … Continue reading My Google+ Tribe (Community)