Posted on February 16, 2016 by Paul Gordon Brown
According to recent statistics from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 41% of U.S. teenagers are on Snapchat (April 8, 2015). Alongside Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat rounds out the Top 3 of teen social media sites. This was also consistent with the college students in my doctoral research who reported the same “top 3.” But what about you as an educator? Do you use Snapchat? Do you understand it? I’ve found that higher education professionals are lagging behind in their knowledge of this important social network.
Posted on January 11, 2016 by Paul Gordon Brown
I say this in my presentations over and over again. It is a message I repeat in various forms: Just because you use social media doesn’t mean… you know how to use it well. you understand how it functions. you can use it to accomplish goals. you understand how it impacts yourself and others.
Posted on November 16, 2015 by Paul Gordon Brown
One thing I have come to appreciate through my research is the varied ways in which people use social media. Each person integrates and makes meaning of their social media presences in their own way. However, there also seem to be some trends in ways people interact. The following infographic struck me as surfacing some important ways in which we choose to interact online. In particular, the following infographic from first direct (a British bank) reminded me of the classic 1% rule (also known as the 90-9-1 rule). This “rule” highlights the idea… Read More