Why is this guy inviting me to be his friend?

First of all let me say that I am pleased to be a part of the Classroom 2.0 experience and the Web2.0 world. It's amazing how rapidly friends can communicate and share like thoughts and ideas. This community is very much a part of what WeAreTeachers is about. That is, leveraging the power of Web2.0 tools and resources and empowering teachers the power to share, create, and publish content and make available for teaching and learning... We are developing a network that will be free to anyone who imparts knowledge. For those of you that I invited to be 'friends', I think this is something that will be of great value and benefit to teachers of all types and is something that values the classroom teacher. Let me apologize if there is any infringement on the social network process by way of invitations. I do want to stress that our efforts are truly not commercial. We apologize if the description of our Web2.0 efforts appear that way. We think we share a mutual passion for Web 2.0 technology and social networking. We are not selling anything to be a member, simply asking web savvy users like yourselves to help us build a network of members who have the expertise. We are giving teachers the ability to self publish and create revenue for themselves. We hope to make the WAT network available later in the year. Our goal is to provide an extended use of Web 2.0 tools and build a community of users, that seek to expand their web2.0 knowledge. We do not want to feel like we are creating a commercial solicitation environment. Feel free to invite your friends to see what this is about... This is truly a grassroots effort and we welcome all. We don't want to do anything to challenge the relationship between Classroom 2.0 and the WeAreTeachers social network... Thank you. Sincerest regards, John

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Comment by John Costilla on June 4, 2007 at 3:55pm
I appreciate your post. I agree. I read somewhere that much content will be created by community members like this. I can only speak for myself, but I believe that teachers have lots to say and lots to share that learners can benefit from as they already do in the classroom. But take that beyond the four walls in the classroom and give teachers tangible rewards for their development efforts not just in their classroom but beyond serving parents, communities and students elsewhere.


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