Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking

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Twitter has become an invaluable resource for educators looking to participate in professional learning communities, reports EdTech: Focus on K-12.

Through hashtags like #edtechchat, educators can discuss a variety of hot topics, seek advice, share best practices, and build connections with peers across the nation and beyond.

LinkedIn adds video support to become more of a social network

LinkedIn is primarily used as a business networking tool, or to find a job. While LinkedIn refreshed its entire site earlier this year, most users don’t use it for daily social networking updates like they might on Facebook or Twitter.
LinkedIn is trying to tempt users to share more on the site by adding video support today.

Facebook News Feed Is Now More Legible And Easy To Navigate

The Facebook News Feed is now easier to navigate and read, thanks to the latest changes by the social networking giant. On Wednesday, the company said that it has made some design tweaks, including in comment style and readability, to make the platform more user-friendly.

Facebook News Feed now more user-friendly


China bans Winnie-the-Pooh mentions from social media

July 17 (UPI) -- Chinese censors blocked mentions of Winnie-the-Pooh from social networking sites after photos comparing the cartoon bear to President Xi Jinping went viral.

Posts and comments that featured mentions A.A. Milne's famous stuffed bear, made famous by a series of Disney films and animated TV shows, were blocked during the weekend by China's Internet censors, users reported.

No official explanation was offered for the Pooh policy, but observers cited previous viral posts that compared the country's president to the portly bear.


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