#edchat

Here’s a tweet that is worth thinking about

@tomwhitby proof Web 2.0 are having a positive impact..at my cancer dr’s office checking #edchat on my iPhone

Tom Whitby is the author of a great educational blog that I follow http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/ – he calls his blog #edchat — but #edchat is also a regular event on Twitter… where topics are decided on by online voting and all tweets on that topic are to include the hashtag #edchat. If you’re on twitter, and you search for (or use) that hashtag, you’ll be immersed in a conversation with people you’ve never met sharing an interest in education. It’s fascinating!

And the ability to be engaged in this fashion while waiting for a medical appointment is pretty amazing.  Perhaps this is sort of a “poster moment” for understanding social media.  And it’s allowing us to share ideas that go beyond technology… for instance, the industrial model.

A recent and great blog post of Tom’s is here on exactly that topic along with thoughtful responses.

http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/education-industry/

Again — exemplary use of social media.

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