Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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We’ve just updated our social networking fact sheet with some 2014 numbers; good time for a reminder that we’ve got a series of fast-fact tip sheets at your disposal for grab ‘n go tech stats: http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/
Plus, handy dandy charts of key tech indicators and their growth over time: http://www.pewinternet.org/three-technology-revolutions/
We’ve got the data, yes we do.
A new study suggests posting sexy or revealing photos by girls and young women on social media sites gives their female peers a bad impression.
“There is so much pressure on teen girls and young women to portray themselves as sexy, but sharing those sexy photos online may have more negative consequences than positive,” Daniels said.
A new study finds that while managers have a negative view of employee use of social media for private purposes during work, top executives frequently surf the web during work hours.
“It is very interesting that top executives, who are negative to private web-surfing during working hours, are the ones who surf the most for private purposes when at work,” said postdoctoral fellow Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Ph.D.
The answer, though, isn’t to delete all evidence of your social media presence or to stay offline entirely. Instead, it’s to clean it up, and tailor what you can to the image you’d like to craft for yourself as a professional. It’s okay to be a person who likes to have fun, or is sarcastic, maybe even a little subversive at times; people are complex. But it’s important to balance such posts with observations, comments, or photos of a more serious nature, and to keep in mind, always, that how you present yourself through social media is no different than how you present yourself in a job interview, or at the office. A few tips…
We all want to see our content read and shared widely, but no one wants to look like an attention hog.
How much self-promotion is too much self-promotion? It’s a great question.
"For now Facebook’s statistics are par for the course with the other big Silicon Valley companies, which is to say it is mostly white men."
After a Pennsylvania man made threats against his ex-wife on Facebook, he was sentenced to 44 months in prison. The man’s defense says the threats were jokes, but his ex-wife says she felt scared.
So what happens when someone makes threats on the Internet –– and what can Facebook do to mitigate the problem?
New research shows that emotions expressed via online social networks, such as Facebook, influence the moods of others — and in a good way.
Investigators discovered positive emotions are much more prevalent on Facebook, rebutting theories that viewing positive posts by friends may somehow affect us negatively.
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How often have we sat in a Staff Meeting or Professional Development day and listened to the talk turn into a complaint session with no real solutions being offered? I have one suggestion, join Twitter and start tweeting. This has been an invaluable tool for me.
Twitter is an incredible tool for any classroom,if you know how to use it. Teachers like Karen Lirenman and Kathy Cassidy show us how even very young children benefit greatly from the safe online connections through their teachers. If you’re still not convinced read the 100 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom right here on Edudemic.
In my new book Reinventing Writing, I share many of the best practices for the effective classroom use of Twitter. Now that you want to use Twitter, here are the essential apps, hashtags, and tips to help you to work efficiently and get the most out of your tweets.
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Which one of these technologies would be the hardest for you to give up? Which would be nearly impossible to give up?