One of the Downsides of Social Media in Higher Education

As we send this message out via a blog post, the article that we are sharing leads to a pause and hopefully, self-examination of our use of social media.  The author attended a session at the NASPA Annual Conference in March that discussed the use and effects of social media.  Although it is a daily part of most all of our lives, it is interesting and on some levels disturbing to hear the emotional impact it has on people, how it is changing the face of higher education, and the effect is it having on our communication skills and practices.

Do we need to “rein” in our use of social media? What are your thoughts?

doug