by Mary C Long
Whether it's #deflategate, the murder trial of a former Patriot, or that strange green “haze” hovering over the Space Needle, Twitter feeds are being flooded with comments regarding the drama and spectacle surrounding Super Bowl XLIX, which promises to be one of the most watched – and discussed – big games in modern history.
by Geoff Gillette
For baby boomers and those born before that, it was known as the ‘pound’ sign. More often than not, it was used when telephoning to indicate to an automated service which person you wanted to talk to. Since 2007, though, it's gained a new identity which has now become widely known (and by some widely despised) as the "hashtag."
Hashtags were originally a Twitter phenomenon, used to categorize the 140-character messages to make them searchable. Users could follow and add to conversations by looking it up by #hashtag. As with all things though, it has evolved over time and has spread to other social media.
And therein lies the problem.
by Olivia Collins
It's no secret that education now revolves around technology. Teachers use computers and videos to teach rather than text books. Lectures are now power points rather than speeches. Teachers are now required to be tech savvy and able to navigate social media. Social media? Is that such a great idea?