Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Dana Boyd - post on social "networking"

I thought this was an interesting post that Will Richardson blogged about on Weblogg-ed. It is an interesting debate don't you think? I am not anti-sns. I just am a little hesitant about how to incorporate it into certain curriculum.
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The Economist Debate on Social "Networking"

"Social networking technologies will bring large [positive] changes to
educational methods, in and out of the classroom"

The Economist is doing an "Oxford-style debate" on the following proposition:

danah's response to said proposition

Social network sites do not help most youth see beyond their social walls. Because most youth do not engage in "networking," they do not meet new people or see the world from a different perspective. Social network sites reinforce everyday networks, providing a gathering space when none previously existed.

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