Thing 22 – Social Networking (Good or Bad)

The number of social networking sites available has grown tremendously over the past decade.  I think there is a place and value to some of these sites if they are used wisely.  For instance, my husband works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The CDC uses Twitter and Facebook and other popular social networking sites to reach people with important information to protect their health.  I could see using these sites to acquire information and tips from other teachers as well as get updated information on a particular topic I am teaching.  However, it seems I am always short of time and I simply don’t have time to plop down behind the computer to utilize these networks.  It seems most of these networks are used by people to merely socialize and I am not so sure I see a tremendous amount of value catching up with someone over a computer.

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