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Who am I?

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When it comes to social media who am I?

When I first began my social media profile, I thought very little about who I was.  I posted things I thought were funny, or moving, really just the day to day activities.  As I have evolved, and my social media profile has evolved, I have started to think more about who I want people to see me as, and I decided it was important for me to feel like, through social media, I could make an impact on peoples lives and hopefully be seen as an advocate for the things I love.

Mental Health

semicolon (1)A few years ago I decided to share my story, via social media, of my ongoing struggle with severe anxiety.   Since sharing this information with the outside world I have had many people come to me and share with me their stories, and struggles with mental health.   By opening up this platform I have found that many people, who would otherwise struggled silently, now know that they can talk to me when they are struggling.  Ending the silence behind mental health issues is something I believe strongly in, and I hope my online profile reflects that.

I don’t want to seem like a broken record

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One thing that drives me crazy is when people post about the same thing over and over again.  Whether it is cute puppy pictures, pictures of the amazing suppers they made, or pictures of their kids, I like variety.  So, with that in mind I do try to vary what I am posting on social media so I don’t have that broken record feel.  I think in the future I would like to put a bit more of a mental health component to my online profile, but without crossing the broken record line.

 

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DIVERSITY OF VIEWS

Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya, discusses the impact he has had on Facebook and how Facebook is changing the fabric of out world.

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Listening to Mr. Palihapitiya discuss how we are being programmed by social media like Facebook creates such conflict for me.  Here I am working in a classroom filled with technology, trying to figure out ways to help my students become more engaged, and then I hear the detriment that programs like Facebook are having on society.  So what is the right answer?  What should I be using to engage and teach my students.

 

DIVERSITY OF VIEWS

“Diversity of views” that is the key to creating true freedom.  Having a variety of views Diversity Logoand allowing people to choose what they can believe in based on their world views.    I suppose my new emphasis in teaching will be to help my students find a diversity of views.