On social media: Bridges bring the heroes in while fences make more villains

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Gangs and Violence Awareness project

Social media has done me well as a professional. Social media, however, has now been conclusively tied to petty violence and gang activity in Chicago and other major cities across the United States. Does that mean, though, that what we thought of as a limitless bridge is now collapsing and giving way to fences? Read More …

Twitter: social media/marketing in overdrive

CDWG | Win a Wireless Lab – Rules. Discovery Learning has made for an interesting laptops for classroom promotion.  After you enter/register for the sweepstakes, you can “re-enter” every time your re-post to Twitter (see below).  The promotion via Twitter is no surprise.  In fact, during the course of the week, I overhead someone say Read More …

ICE11: (new) Twitter friends

I’ve been tinkering with Twitter for a while, but it took until ICE 2011 for me to really get into using it. Many fellow professionals/colleagues here are touting its amazing benefits for professional development (developing a professional learning network or “PLN”), and I’ve got to second/third/etc their recommendations. In the two days that I’ve been Read More …