Feed: Texting, Twitter, and the Student 2.0

Here’s a link to an article I recently published at the TECHStyle blog at GA Tech, “Feed: Texting, Twitter, and the Student 2.0”:

http://britts.lcc.gatech.edu/blog/2010/12/feed-texting-twitter-and-the-student-2-0/

Here’s a brief snippet.  Click the link above for more:  “Our students are no longer just bodies in desks; they are no longer vessels. They have become compilations, amalgams, a concatenation of web sites. They are the people in front of us, but also their avatars in Second Life and the World of Warcraft and the profiles they create on FaceBook and MySpace. They speak with mouths, but also with fingers tapping briskly at the keys of their smart phones. When they want to “reach out and touch someone,” they use VOIP, AIM, and Twitter. They have become more than just ears and eyes and brains to feed. Now, they feed us, and themselves, and each other, with an endless parade of texted and tweeted characters. Shouldn’t we, as teachers 2.0, work with not against the flow of these seemingly errant 1s and 0s?”

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