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46% of Moms Don’t Let Their Children See Their Full Facebook Profile [STUDY]

Via Mashable
The oft-discussed dilemma of whether to share your Facebook profile with your mom often overlooks an important factor: Does she want to share hers with you? A recent study suggests that about half of the time, the answer is no — at least not the whole profile. The survey, which was conducted by the publisher of publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, found that 46% of mothers who responded don’t give their children full access to their profiles. This reluctance to overshare doesn’t necessarily stop them from friending their children, or even their children’s friends.
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46% of Moms Don’t Let Their Children See Their Full Facebook Profile [STUDY]

How is social media changing your day?

TheBanda Machinere was a time when I would start my day by opening the post, physical post that is. Those of you born in the 1950s (like me), 1960s and maybe 1970s will no doubt have done the same. My main means of communication would have been the telephone and there was even a time when I used a dictaphone (tape) for my admin to type up for me. I hasten to add this was working for a national nursing organisation, not in teaching, though even in teaching there was a time when handouts were done on a banda machine and acetates were prepared by hand with overlays that you physically, well, over-layed.

But times have certainly changed and my day has a very different rhythm now.

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Orienteering Through the Landscape of Community Tools

According to Wikipedia, Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate to different spots in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Most technologists would agree that choosing the right technology for a virtual community can feel like a similar experience.

Building A Framework for Choosing Community Technology

Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith, authors of Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities, identified 9 orientations that can be useful for choosing technology from the perspective of the community.

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