If you haven’t yet, you’ll probably have on your list of ‘must see movies’ the latest release: “The Social Network”. I saw it last week and thought it was a captivating movie, fast paced and full of tension. It gets good ratings too. But if you aren’t particularly interested in seeing it, catch the details on this comprehensive review from Pioneer Times.
No idea what Social Networking is all about? One of the short crisp “…..in Plain English” productions by Commoncraft will quickly put you in the picture:
So what’s the big deal you may ask? Just take four and a half minutes to consider these facts:
Social Networking, like most other learnings of recent months, was a totally new concept to me. It seems that every second site to which I’ve signed up has a social networking aspect to it: Diigo, VodPod, LibraryThing, Twitter, SlideShare ….. the list goes on and on ….. and that’s without even mentioning Nings and Facebook!
How on earth can all these valuable, but time consuming exploits be handled by any of us while pretending to hold down a job let alone tend to the ‘other’ side of our busy lives! The logical part of my brain says to tackle this issue in much the same way as I did with the enormous volume of reading material that creeps up on me.
Somehow though, social networking seems different. While I’ve located sites that talk about how to embed all this into the school curriculum, I’ve not so far found anything that advises me on how to organize myself.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!
Give me some ideas, some starting points, some strategies, some ideas ….. anything ….. that will help me get myself more organized and able to manage partaking of the vast resources out there! Leave your comments here. If heaps of ideas flood in …. I’ll pull the combined thoughts together and get back to you with some shared coping strategies.