Friday, September 04, 2009

Link "The Facebook" to your blog!

We know how much effort you have put into the blogs so far, but we also know how much you love Facebook. As featured in the technology blog, Mashable, Facebook now allows you to share your Facebook content on your weblog. Just go to Facebook's "widget page" where you can share a name or photo badge in the sidebar of your own blog. See? (click on image to see full size)

But could this kind of cross-posting be an example of "crossing the line"? Consider the words of danah boyd, social media researcher and blogger, who states:

Many teens have ZERO interest in interacting with teachers on social network sites [eg., Facebook], but there are also quite a few who are interested in interacting with SOME teachers there. Still, this is primarily a social space and their interactions with teachers are primarily to get more general advice and help. In some ways, its biggest asset in the classroom is the way in which its not a classroom tool and not loaded this way. Given that teens don't Friend all of their classmates, there are major issues in terms of using this for groupwork because of boundary issues.

Breaking News: danah boyd will be speaking at Wilmette Junior High School on Wednesday, October 7th, at 7:00 pm.

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