It just dawned on me that I really don’t know anything about social media protocol. Should I use everyone’s first names when I mention what they said or did online that makes me think or intrigues me? Have I done my blog roll the right way, or should I use first names for that? Holy moly.
I haven’t done blogging in “public” before, so I really don’t know. I’ve used it here to think, to exercise my brain, and for teaching on a lot of sites, but because of FERPA, I have never used students’ names on blog rolls before.
BUT my participation in a MOOC is a different story–it’s open. And I would guess most of my co-MOOCers are okay with being in the public eye as they have already begun participating under their shared (or real?) names. Never even thought about this issue before until I saw a fellow-blogger’s page of links (which is really cool).
Huh. I’m learning with each click I make. What a thing. Going over to Facebook next to ask if anyone knows of guidelines for this sort of thing.
LOVE this new thing to think about.