(anti)Social Media

Andi is a excellent writer, editor and philosopher. Here are some of her points on using social media in a way that we have some sort of civil discourse in our posting and not wild abandon that gets us in trouble later. I am thrilled to reblog from her and giver her all the credit of a beautifully written piece. Ona

Andi Marquette

Hi, peeps!

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about social media and how to navigate it. I was having a conversation recently with a friend who’s teaching a college class, and a lot of the students are in their 20s/late teens. We got to talking about social media and how it’s useful for so many things, but can also be downright dangerous.

Part of that is because perceptions of privacy are so different now than they were when she and I were teens. I didn’t grow up with the ubiquitous intertoobz. Back in the 80s, the Web was nascent among average Americans, and I didn’t even send my first inter-office email until the summer of 1987, I believe it was. I was already in college. Which means I have no conception of posting a photograph in public so that random passers-by could see it and comment on it. That’s just…

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