WELCOME TO SOCIAL MEDIA ME –“HANGING OUT”HTTP://WWW.VISUALCV.COM/PUSLIWOG8282
SOCIAL ME AND“MESSING AROUND”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8bAyLpfmEA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
SOCIAL ME AND “GEEKING OUT”*CLICK ON THE LINK IN ASSIGNMENTS
PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE HAVE MOSTLY BEENWRONG“This course will examine the best available evidence on how we canbecome empowered digital citizens and protect our well being.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1BdQcJ2ZYY
let’s get to know each otherIntroduce yourself and share your expectations of this courseon the Discussion BoardAdd a wild prediction of the best possible outcome should theirexpectations be met. Be specific! You are allowed to be silly!
My first experience with computers that cost hundreds of thousand ofdollars and had only a fraction of the power of today’s smartphone.
IN 1978, I ATTENDED A BUSINESS TECHNOLOGYCONFERENCE WHERE VICTOR VURPILLAT,PH.D. PREDICTED THAT GAMES WOULD USHERIN THE AGE OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS.For the Christmas season in 1978 Mattel Electronics introduces a handheldelectronic game “Football”. The rest is history.
MY FIRST PERSONAL COMPUTERCOST …THOUSANDS$2,400 (OVER $5,000 IN TODAY’S DOLLARS) WordStar, CP/M on a NorthStar Computer
WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA talking, participating, sharing, networking, andbookmarking online. discussion, feedback, voting, comments, andsharing of information from all interested parties. linked to other sites, resources, and people.
SOCIAL MEDIA …SOCIAL NETWORKINGSocial media is a term for thetools and platforms people use topublish, converse and sharecontent online. The tools includeblogs, wikis, podcasts, and sitesto share photos and bookmarks.Social networking sites are onlineplaces where users can create aprofile for themselves, and thensocialize with others using arange of social media toolsincluding blogs, video, images,tagging, lists of friends, forumsand messaging.
~The Conversation ~blogging, commenting or contributing - the currency of social networking.
WE GET COMFORTABLE IN OUR WORLD…THEN SOMETHING COMES ALONG ANDABSOLUTELY DISRUPTS IT.The Iceman thought his world would never change –until the refrigerator replaced him.
MY WIFE’S TRAVEL AGENCY OFOVER 30 YEARS…..Killed by the Internet
IT IS DIFFICULT TO PREDICT THE FUTURE ANDWE GENERALLY GET UNCOMFORTABLEWITH CHANGE.
OVER THE AGES, MANY PEOPLE HAVEFEARED NEW TECHNOLOGY
“THE FREE ACCESS WHICH MANY YOUNGPEOPLE HAVE…HAS POISONED THE MINDAND CORRUPTED THE MORALS OF MANYA PROMISING YOUTH.”Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790He was writing about…..readily accessible novels!
“THIS NEW FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT HASGONE FAR TO BLAST MAIDENHOOD………DEPRAVED ADULTS WITH CANDIES ANDPENNIES BEGUILE CHILDREN WITH THEINEVITABLE RESULT”Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1909The Movie Theater
“DOES IT BREAK UP THE HOMELIFE AND THE OLD PRACTICEOF VISITING FRIENDS?”The Knights of Columbus…1933The Telephone
EACH NEW TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEWAS VIEWED WITH SUSPICION ANDDISTRUST BY MANY.
THERE IS GOOD REASON.Do you find older people criticizing you for texting?Consider this!
THE PAST IS NOT A GUIDE TO THEFUTURE“WHY THE INTERNET WILL FAIL”"No online database will replace yourdaily newspaper, no CD-ROM cantake the place of a competentteacher and no computer networkwill change the way governmentworks.“Clifford Stoll, Newsweek, Feb 27, 1995
BUT THE OLD WAY HAS PROBLEMS….1. Too many websites to visithttp://www.stumbleupon.com/2. Difficult to organize emails and attachments3. Only companies and organizations have a “voice.”Now WEB 2.0 offers the ability to talkoutside the usual channels1. Personal Publishing (blogs)2. Easy to create and edit websites (wikis)3. Publish and share photos, video (Flickr, YouTube)4. Lots of ways to share and collaborate
“TODAYS PHONES ARE ALMOST LIKE PEOPLE," IN THAT THEYHAVE SENSES SUCH AS EYES (A CAMERA), EARS (AMICROPHONE) AND SKIN (A TOUCH SCREEN).GOOGLE VP – MARRISA MAYER She heralds the "a sensor revolution," including dataVibration…..Tilt…..Rotation…..Navigation…Sound....Airflow.…Light…Temperature....Biological….Chemical….Humidity..Pressure….Location
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 intoour own proprietary Flash,” so is Google trying to misdirectconsumers’ attention from its own monopolistic sins toApple’s mobile platform where 100 million users votedwith their own money to enjoy 200,000 apps. The evil manbehind the curtain in this scenario is not Apple’s curation,it’s the frightening prospect of Google getting cut off fromsearch and ad revenue derived from its nakeddomination of the search box on top of your web browser.That, unfortunately, doesn’t sound like an appealingpublic cry, hence the “Curated Computing” misdirectionwhining.”
WHY IT MATTERS!Most of today’s educational content comes intextbooks, which Bryan Polivka likens to CDs in “Why theiPad really could changeeverything.” http://www.newsweek.com/2010/03/25/think-really-different.htmlHe asks us to wonder about the textbook “single” andimagines 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’tstop there and digital “papers” and assignments will beelaborations (riffs?) on those textbook singles and thebest ones will be added to the library from which futurestudents construct their playlists.
BAND AIDBAND AIDPublished: Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:03 PM EDTRyan Brannon, a senior at Saltsburg Senior High School, received a plaquefrom Red Cross volunteer Rache Station honoring him for his fundraising effortsfor the Red Cross.Brannon raised $1,125 for the Relief Fund for Haiti through a recent bandbenefit that featured 10 local bands and attracted more than 250 guests.Tom Peel/Gazette photo