Monday, February 15, 2010
LinkedItn - I had trouble with this the first time I tried it, but Groupwise was having difficulty that weekend and I don't know if that's the cause. It worked fine the following Monday, I got my confirmation email, and was then getting responses to those I have contacted. I also got generic emails from some past-parents who are involved in business. I found this to be bothersome, as I have had no contact in years, and no use for what they were offering. I think this is a wonderful tool for those who have something or service to sell, but don't immediately see a use for educators. We have an audience with different needs than those supported by LinkedIn.
Nings - too overwhelming!!! I hate shopping, and after years of this have decided why. Too mucy to look at, too many choices. I walk in to a store knowing what I want, grab it, and head for the checkout. (Self-service, if they have it. In a rush to get out!) All of the nings choices are like walking into a mall. Where to start, what do I want, and where is the exit? I find the internet to be interesting in the abstract, but when I get there I don't know what to do next.