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George Packer on Twitter and the raging river of information (via the New Yorker online.)

“Twitter is crack for media addicts. It scares me, not because I’m morally superior to it, but because I don’t think I could handle it. I’m afraid I’d end up letting my son go hungry.”

Read the whole piece (it’s short.) I’m wondering if you feel the same kind of trepidation, not just about Twitter (which you may or may not be into) but also other social networks like Facebook, and other communication devices that let us always be connected (iPhones, Blackberries, etc.) I know I am, even as I make use of all these things – and by introducing them into the classroom, I can only wonder if I’m being part of the solution or part of the problem.

It makes me think of this.


Written by michaelhkoch

February 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

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