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+

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

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 … Continue reading Exploring New Social Media: Quora