I love seeing the clear distinction being made by this teacher between consuming vs. producing social media – and the learning value being placed on the producing. Seems obvious, I know, but I still see peers – including media researchers – referring to today's media as merely consumed. "As I looked into using Pinterest as an educator tool," writes educator Lisa Nielsen, "I found that most … [Read more...] about Pinterest for consuming, curating, producing
The meta-trend behind the teen (& everybody) mobile trend
As the news stories about teens' mainly mobile (digital) socializing multiply, parents seem to be turning a corner too. Monitoring kids on Facebook is "so 2009," Yahoo! News reports. Even the very tech-savvy "Online Mom" blogger Monica Vila wrote recently that "everything went mobile and I lost control" – though calmly (and I think wisely) adding that this taught her "to focus more on being a … [Read more...] about The meta-trend behind the teen (& everybody) mobile trend
Snapchat: Gamified Instagram, ephemeral Pinterest?
Don't get me wrong. By blending the most popular elements of mobile technology in a new way, Snapchat is in a separate category – in fact, a category leader like Instagram or Pinterest. But it's also a little in the Instagram category – photos + text, only with a time element to it (more about Instagram here). And it's kind of a perishable Pinterest, where photos are scrapbooked or placed into … [Read more...] about Snapchat: Gamified Instagram, ephemeral Pinterest?
Fresh freeze frame of Pinterest
The all-time most popular "pin" on the social site Pinterest is a recipe for cheesy garlic bread, TheNextWeb reports, "with over 91,000 pins and 12,000 likes." Thought you'd be interested in a fresh snapshot of the site that reached 10 million users faster than any other on the Web ever, according to WebDesignSolutions.com. The snapshot is from Repinly, one of those third-party entities that latch … [Read more...] about Fresh freeze frame of Pinterest
Is Pinterest an interest at your house?
It may well have come up in your household because Pinterest.com – the photo-focused social network service that started in 2008 – seems to have gone viral all of a sudden. Unique visitors to Pinterest.com grew 400% last fall, CNN reports, calling it "2012's hottest Web site." Why so viral now? FastCompany suggests it's 1) the exponential-growth factor (what I pin gets "re-pinned" by my followers, … [Read more...] about Is Pinterest an interest at your house?