Wednesday, May 5, 2010

social media

Note to Self:

You use the term "social media" when your are typically referring to one medium.  Might want to avoid this, because you almost never use the correct verb-subject agreement of "Social media are . . ." Beyond that, the term is meaningless. Every medium is social.  It's nothing revolutionary.  Back in the day, it was called a front porch. (I suppose the first emoticons were sketched on cave walls, too.) So, if you want a social network, walk across the street, invite someone over for a pint and engage in a conversation that is not regulated by the 140-character rule.  Until then, call Twitter what it is for you - a geeky, introverted escape from the world of RIF lists and lesson plan formats.


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