Thing 9

The thing that really caught my attention this week was a slide from Liz McCarthy’s presentation on  ‘Facebook Pages That Work’ in which she suggested that Facebook could be used as a place to ask questions and to answer questions. This immediately reminded me of something I read about Twitter under Thing 6: “It’s a conversation, not a lecture” (http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2011/sep/12/twitter-revolutionise-academia-research). I’m not sure how true this is of Twitter, but I can really see how it would work on Facebook, and that seems like a really exciting prospect. For me, it’s the difference between just reading a book, and reading it and then talking about it in a book group – there are always new angles on things, and details you hadn’t even noticed. I wonder if we should think about having an institutional Facebook page as well as a website to tap into this wonderful responsiveness.

 

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