The Basics of Social Media Activity: Communicating with One to One Million People: Blogs and Instant Messaging
Instructions for Your Students
What's Going On Today
All the e-world’s a stage, from Facebook and Twitter to instant messaging and blogs. And your audience can be anyone from your best friend to millions of strangers. Today you'll start in the shallow end of the pool by brushing up on your instant messaging skills. After that, go big with a blog. All the while, keep in mind who will be reading your information online and what you do and don't want to reveal about yourself.
When your instructor asks you to go to the websites below, open them in your browser.
Abbreviations.com. Create your own abbreves dictionary, then discuss these questions:
How many of these abbreviations do you think your parents know? Your teachers?
Would you ever use these kinds of abbreviations to communicate with adults? Why or why not?
What does it mean to you to have another language to use with your peers?
Sample Blogs. Scan through the blogs, then discuss the questions found below.