Rather than read what tasty morsels of thoughts are on my mind, I’m simply going to send you elsewhere:
Aren’t our colleges and universities supposed to be hotbeds of experimentation, incubators of ideas, forums for testing and experimentation? I think there’s a lot of untapped potential in using social media in higher education, but many of us (myself included) fear losing control of the message or the medium.
So, is it necessary to write to lowest reading level of the audience?
“I’m a guest on campus for the day, so how can I access the wifi?” “You mean wireless internet?” “Yes.” “Oh, hmmmm, well, hmmmm, right. Let me check.”
Peer into the networked world of teenagers and young adults and you’ll see intense, creative communities of young people who want to learn.
“What do college presidents do, anyway?”
With familiarity Twitter loses its menace, but whether it becomes truly useful remains to be seen.