What is Social Media
• talking, participating, sharing, networking, and bookmarking
• discussion, feedback, voting, comments, and sharing of
information from all interested parties.
• linked to other sites, resources, and people.
Social Media …Social Networking
Social media is a term for the tools and
platforms people use to publish,
converse and share content online. The
tools include blogs, wikis, podcasts, and
sites to share photos and bookmarks.
Social networking sites are online
places where users can create a profile
for themselves, and then socialize with
others using a range of social media
tools including blogs, video, images,
tagging, lists of friends, forums and
It is difficult to predict the future
and we generally get
uncomfortable with change.
Over the ages, Many People have
Feared New Technology
“The free access which many young people
have…has poisoned the mind and corrupted
the morals of many a promising youth.”
Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790
He was writing about…..readily accessible novels!
“This new form of entertainment has gone
far to blast maidenhood………
Depraved adults with candies and pennies
beguile children with the inevitable result”
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1909
The Movie Theater
“Does it break up the home
life and the old practice of
The Knights of Columbus…1933
Each new technological advance
was viewed with suspicion and
distrust by many.
“Why the Internet Will Fail”
"No online database will
replace your daily
newspaper, no CD-ROM
can take the place of a
competent teacher and no
computer network will
change the way
Clifford Stoll, Newsweek, Feb 27, 1995
But the old way has problems….
1. Too many websites to visit http://www.stumbleupon.com/
2. Difficult to organize emails and attachments
3. Only companies and organizations have a “voice.”
Now WEB 2.0 offers the ability to talk
outside the usual channels
Personal Publishing (blogs)
Easy to create and edit websites (wikis)
Publish and share photos, video (Flickr, YouTube)
Lots of ways to share and collaborate
“Today's phones are almost like people," in that they have senses such
as eyes (a camera), ears (a microphone) and skin (a touch screen).
Google VP – Marrisa Mayer
• She heralds the "a sensor revolution," including data
The Curated Experience,
Convergent Devices & Net Neutrality
How convergent devices overthrew civilization!
“Perhaps the most pernicious proposition of
the “everything must be open” crusade is the
notion that curation is bad and anti-freedom.
Soldiers of this crusade confuse freedom
with competition. Our museums are not
Apple, unlike Android,
football-field sized warehouses where art
curates it software
offerings. For instance, objects are indiscriminately dumped and our
magazines and blogs are not amorphous
there are no porn aps
at the Apple store. Is
containers of randomly selected articles. Our
this a good or bad
classrooms, restaurants, hospitals and
indeed all our civilized institutions are firmly
reliant on curation of one kind or another.
The goal should be for curators to compete,
not for curation to be declared illegal and
unholy by the “open” zealots.” ~ Kontra
Who’s behind the curtain?
“Just as Adobe is desperately trying to yell at the world, “Don’t
buy into Apple’s walled garden, get locked into our own
proprietary Flash,” so is Google trying to misdirect consumers’
attention from its own monopolistic sins to Apple’s mobile
platform where 100 million users voted with their own money
to enjoy 200,000 apps. The evil man behind the curtain in this
scenario is not Apple’s curation, it’s the frightening prospect
of Google getting cut off from search and ad revenue derived
from its naked domination of the search box on top of your
web browser. That, unfortunately, doesn’t sound like an
appealing public cry, hence the “Curated Computing”
Why it matters!
Most of today’s educational content comes in textbooks, which
Bryan Polivka likens to CDs in “Why the iPad really could change
He asks us to wonder about the textbook “single” and imagines
a future in which we can create a learning “playlist” for a course
that mixes tracks from Macmillan, Pearson and others. The
future suggests that it won’t stop there and digital “papers” and
assignments will be elaborations (riffs?) on those textbook
singles and the best ones will be added to the library from
which future students construct their playlists.
Do you like that the total cost of textbooks for this course was $1.16*?
(*assuming you bought it used from Amazon from a social media seller.)
Humans and Computers
One Technologic View of the Future: Transhumanism
Band Aid For Haiti
Out of a sense of frustration and the desire to help the people affected
by the terrible earthquake in Haiti several years ago, he went to his
social media contact and organized a garage band fund raiser at his
high school. Ten bands from area high schools showed up to help.
Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:03 PM EDT
Ryan Brannon, a senior at Saltsburg Senior High School, received a plaque
from Red Cross volunteer Rache Station honoring him for his fundraising
efforts for the Red Cross.
Brannon raised $1,125 for the Relief Fund for Haiti through a recent band
benefit that featured 10 local bands and attracted more than 250 guests.
Tom Peel/Gazette photo
Social Media can work for good in the
Classroom in Life.
“We are moving
OPINION AGE .”
Warren Sack, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media School, University of California,
“The social landscape is emotional
Transparency and authenticity are not emotions.”
Brian Solis - digital analyst, sociologist and futurist
“Youth exhibit agency and an expertise that
often exceeds that of their elders, resulting in
intergenerational struggle over authority and
control over learning and literacy.”
“ Peer-based learning relies on a context of reciprocity, in which
kids feel they have a stake in self-expression as well as a stake
in evaluating and giving feedback to one another.”
Are the Social Networking Wars Over?
The War is Just Beginning
Both of the previous videos are
example of using cognitive surplus
to be creative.