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.

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Exploring New Social Media: Quora

Today I am exploring a new social media outlet. This network has been mentioned a few times in the last few weeks. If it isn’t for me, it is for someone, because it seems to be gaining traction in my network circles. What is Quora? Quora is a social media site in which users ask [...]