Nadine Norris's Blog – July 2007 Archive (2)

Social networking and teachers

There was a really rich forum discussion thread about teachers and

social networking on this ning site. This blog post is kind of a repeat

of my post to this forum discussion, but I feel pretty strongly about

the issue:

http://classroom20.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=649749%3ATopic%3A7964



Here's the thing that Will doesn't really bring into the discussion.

Look at the psychology of a young person. It's all about the

"friends".....the more "friends" the… Continue

Added by Nadine Norris on July 23, 2007 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

MySpace vs. Facebook

A very interesting comparison of MySpace and Facebook in an essay from this blog, http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2007/06/24/viewing_america.html

From the writer:

"Hegemonic American teens (i.e. middle/upper class, college bound teens from upwards mobile or well off families) are all on or switching

to Facebook. Marginalized teens, teens from poorer or less educated

backgrounds, subculturally-identified teens, and other non-hegemonic

teens continue to be drawn… Continue

Added by Nadine Norris on July 23, 2007 at 8:54am — No Comments

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