11 Suggestions for (Social) Networking Heaven – 5
5) Multi Purpose Contact and Activity Management
Many students say, I don’t know if I can use facebook at school b/c I’ll be distracted by my social life. So, perhaps I could log in and say,
“OK, right now I’m working. And when I’m working, I only want to see this sort of activity. Activity for my job, my network of professionals, and my intimate family.”
and then on the weekend
“OK, right now, I’m not working, I”m going to rock the house. I want to link up with my family and friends and forget that 9-5 work stuff!”
But, if its super urgent, perhaps certain types of people could “nudge” me.It is the mix of work and social that causes many of the problems that we have. I want to plan family vacations and encourage family members, however, if my sister his having a hard time and I leave her a message that “I hope things go better with that jerk of a boss” and she’s using her facebook for mostly work, then I’ve just made a mess for dear old sis!
I know that this will be hard, but goodness knows, it is what I and all of my students want to do! They want to talk with me about summer assignments but NOT about their Friday night plans.
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Author: Vicki Davis, TechLearning, 7th December 2007
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