I’ve been having an interesting discussion on the role of various forms of social media with a former ace student, Jenn. Jenn had some funny comments under my post, Bloggin’ Blues. It is a continuation of conversations we have on campus when time allows.
Jenn and I talk about social media and its characteristics for her generation and for mine. She sees nothing wrong with a professor having a Facebook account. She also thinks MySpace should be part of my social media education. But I feel funny about it.
If I have a website and a blog, do I need Facebook and MySpace? I can easily see why a twenty-something-year-old in college would use Facebook and MySpace. I have also seen a wide variety of users of MySpace for all sorts of things. But how much is too much? Is there such a thing as age-appropriate social media? Millennials and Baby Boomers – there’s quite a difference.