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Really liking how @RebelMouse gathers stuff from multiple sites into a “social front page”

(Follow me on RebelMouse by clicking the image above.)

Below is an explanation about RebelMouse from their website:

What is RebelMouse?

RebelMouse is based on the idea that people are proud of what they share on social networks, but are starting to feel embarrassed about their websites. RebelMouse creates your social front page, building a dynamic site around what you share.

But you don’t have to take our word for it; check out these articles by amazing writers:

By Sarah Lacy of Pando Daily
By Allyson Shontell of Business Insider

We’ve also been using our own RebelMouse to help us collect press like the above and provide updates that will help users better understand RebelMouse and how they can get the most out of it 🙂

But another way to say think about this is: What if you could build an awesome, social-first blog without spending on developers and designers and losing hours on your own efforts?

What if you could be active and engaging on Twitter and Facebook, and just because of that have an incredible site too?

What if you could also mix in your original content, creating blog posts, slideshows, and galleries on RebelMouse, complete with links that support your thesis (either personal or for your business or passion)?

Making this simple, effortless, and beautiful is our mission at RebelMouse.

Best,
Paul

P.S. Please email us to give feedback, or find us on Twitter or Facebook.

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“Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook” via @TheOnion

http://www.theonion.com/video_embed/?id=27963
Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook

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This semester, I’m taking TV and the Development of Youth at Teachers College. I’m grateful to my classmate for sharing the following post from The Onion. It’s a relevant and hilarious spoof about the persitance of online information…and reinfoces my constant plea to my students to remember that everything they post online is public, permanent, and traceable.

 

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Finally decided on a New Year’s resolution to avoid public hypocrisy.

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Yesterday, I was incredibly surprised and flattered to see a tweet from ) alerting me that I was on their list of The Top 20 in Education on Twitter for 2012.

I immediately assumed there was an error and expected a retraction. I also felt kinda guilty for tweeting almost exclusively about my many overindulgent meals consumed during winter vacation…especially after reading the really kind explanation for why they considered me:

Education, photography, and travel are just a few of the topics that @SpecialKRB covers everyday. Offering her followers a number of really great tips, @SpecialKRB is the ideal influencer to follow for anyone who loves mixing creativity and education.

I’m still grappling with how to navigate online social spaces, even as I have the chutzpah to teach my students how to do so. I predominantly post projects I work on in school, articles that interest me, stuff I learn about at conferences, weird NYC sightings, and things I do on my travels. Contrary to how it may seem, I make attempts to filter what I share and hope to avoid oversharing or banality. Additionally, I try to balance the whole professional/personal stream of information. Clearly, I’ve made bad choices, but I try to learn from each mistake. My New Year’s resolution is to prevent my boss, my best friend, or my mother from confronting me with something that would jeopardize my job, relationship, or inheritance. Here’s hoping I can stick to that for at least the duration of 2012…

DistanceEducation.org’s list includes the following educators on Twitter:

Chris Lehmann @chrislehmann, Tom Barrett @tombarrett, Kevin McLaughlin @kvnmcl, Alec Couros @courosa, Kim Cofino @mscofino, Graham Stanley @grahamstanley, Joyce Seitzinger @catspyjamasnz, Jabiz Raisdana @intrepidteacher, Larry Carver @lcarver, Colette Cassinelli @ccassinelli, Karen Blumberg @SpecialKRB, Education.com @JustAskEdu, Anita Harris @iTechSpec, Angela Maiers @AngelaMaiers, Kathleen K. Manzo @kmanzo, Carrie Schneider @lattesc, Berni Wall @rliberni, Urban Education @UrbanEducation, Dr. Steve Perry @DrStevePerry, Alexander Russo @alexanderrusso

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