I offered to speak about social networking at an upcoming consortium meeting. The October and November meetings are focusing on Web 2.0 - many different speakers, each with a slightly different focus. There was some overlap between speakers in October, but it seemed apparent, when Ning was mentioned, that an
overview of social networking might be a good thing to speak about. I realize there is soooo much out there related to social networking and would like to give a thorough overview. I also want to give people some specific groups they might want to take a look at.
Please help me by answering the following questions and giving me any other insight that might help other educators.
What Social Networks do you use?
Why do you use them? For professional Dev.? To find educational projects? Other reasons?
How do you keep up with all the information available?
Would you talk about tags at the same time as social networks?
What else would you include when introducing social networks?
I will definitely talk about Ning, what other networks would you talk about that would be particularly useful for educators.