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Now’s a great day to change your tumblr password AND set up 2-factor authentication.
If you’re like me and you’ve never logged out of the tumblr iOS app - to do this:
- Go to your meeple icon (Account)
- Tap the sprocket (Settings)
After setting up 2-factor authentication, on the tumblr website, you can enable a mobile app login password to use instead of your real password. Be safe, and feel free to ask if you run into trouble!
We live in a time of informational overload. One example: As a relatively new user of Twitter with tweet totals numbering in the hundreds, I am overwhelmed by tweet figures that dwarf mine, with figures in the tens and hundreds of thousands. Educators, entrepreneurs and many others are tweeting tens of times daily and have been doing so for years, often sharing information every few minutes, if not seconds. Other social media outlets experience similar activity, though at a reduced scale. There is simply no time or impetus to think privately when we feel this enormous pressure to be “out there” and relevant at all times.
image via flickr:CC | opensourceway
“My superior is a gamer.” Sister Helena Burns said, laughing. “You know you’re a media nun when your superior is a gamer.”
You might not expect nuns to be experts on Twitter, Facebook, and multi-player video games, but Burns defies all expectations. With 13,790 Twitter followers and counting, the Daughter of St. Paul calls herself a “media nun”: A woman religious with a calling to communicate the word of Christ, in any way she can.
And yes, there is a gamer-superior in her convent.
“She has this souped-up computer,” Burns continued. “She gets her own little ministry out there. Once people get to know she’s a nun, they have questions, or they ask for prayers. But you do have to clean up your language when Sister Irene’s out there.”
I imagine Sister Irene sitting in front of a sleek desktop with neon LED backlights, wearing her bright yellow Grado headphones and concentrating intensely on a multi-player RPG. It’s a funny image—there’s such a symbolic disconnect between the stereotypical idea of a nun and a basement-dwelling teenager who loves World of Warcraft. That’s what’s so fascinating about these sisters and their order: They defy stereotypes about who participates in Internet culture, and how.
So how does a nun use social media?
Read more. [Image courtesy of Helena Burns]
New research shows that Twitter use can damage users’ romantic relationships.
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri School, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners.
photo via flickr:CC | Kooroshication
"The perfect Tweet length was right around 100 characters.” - The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online
Networked publics (like social media) are the new drive-in (grandparents) or mall (parents) publics - the cool space for teens to meet up, talk, hang out, and figure out their place in the world. Networked publics are different in 4 ways:
- Persistence: Asynchronous, always out there, and “on the record”!
- Visibility: worldwide, widely accessible, default is open (privacy through effort)
- Spreadability: Simple to download, duplicate, remix, share
- Searchability: Easy to find!
While it may seem extreme, some parents do consider purchasing domain names for their kids to start them off with their personal brand online.
Social media to our Dashers
- A cool space without going anywhere
- Compliments and supplements face-to-face
- The only way to know what’s going on with friends, family, extended friends and families (and celebrities)
One way to talk to your daughter about using social media is by customizing a social contract. This is a process she will continue to engage in at school and the workplace - think of it as an Acceptable Use Policy. Common Sense Media has a nice worksheet you can use at the dinner table. It might be helpful to review the contract annually, as priorities in high school change the closer to college admissions she gets.
Common Sense Media also has a family media contract you could explore, with ages ranging from elementary through high school.
Other sample contracts:
- Do I treat others online with the same respect I would accord IRL?
- Would my parents be disappointed in me?
- Does my online behavior accurately reflect who I am AFK?
- Could my online behavior hinder my future college and employment prospects?
- How could my online behavior affect current and future personal relationships?