If my first paragraph frightens you, please persevere. Balance of mind returns in the second paragraph.
I took a moment to edit my twitter profile and “exposed myself”! to a different community. With the inclusion of “nursing educator”, within hours I had a request to be followed by the competition. (social media espionage???) Now I’m wondering why do they care about me and what I’m saying or reading? This is not a person but a marketing machine that wants to follow me. They have a vested business interest in knowing me? How many follow me= Judy KJ’s social capital?! How does the sum of one nursing program’s faculty’s followers compare to the others? I sound like a conspiracy theorist, I’m sure, but I’m a little freaked out after George Siemans‘ presentation. Just when I think I’m regaining some equilibrium in EC&I831, some other novel and/or challenging idea knocks me off balance again. If we’re delivered information and product advertising and follower requests based on how we’ve been profiled in our cyberspace travel, how else is this information being used? If I have the feeling I’m being watched, is this illusion or paranoia? Am I being me-watched as I SWIM -(sense-make and way-find ) and recreate on the beach??? Is anyone else feeling vulnerable and exposed? Suspicious of motives?
post this week – her huge heart for teaching young teens and boys comes through in spades and I feel like I really got to know her. I would have loved to have her as a teacher for my 14 year old who is now 21 and according to my neighbors, will receive his brain back from aliens sometime in the next 4 years.