Consequence or Inception of connecting people

I saw the below tweet and felt like it needed to be not just retweeted but also blogged…

Help this teacher make a great point to her students about the consequences of social network use. Please RT widely

From Twitter

It says…

I want to illustrate to my junior high students (grade 7-9) how fast a photo can be shared on the internet. Please “Like” and “Share” this image to help me teach caution and discernment to the students in my classes.

Although a great idea and I’m not against teaching and eduction, but its worth pointing out the incredible power this also brings to each and everyone of us. Empowerment should also be taught in the same lesson. Never has there been a way to connect a mass audience at such low cost and such speed. The inception of the internet and social media is a great thing too. And its too easy to teach the negative. The internet and social media isn’t something which should be feared, rather taught how to responsibly participate in.


The ambassadors of cool

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Revision3 has started this scheme to find amabassadors for each of there programmes.

You’re a die hard Revision3 viewer who never misses your favorite show and makes a point of telling your friends to tune in too. We appreciate your loyalty and passion so now we’re giving you the chance to make it official and become part our Internet television revolution. Help us spread the word about show launches, live events, products, apps and other news. Join the Official (and by "official", we mean unpaid) Street Team and become a Revision3 Ambassador!

Its a interesting concept but I do wonder if we could take the whole thing forward in other areas.

Combine the current Like fascination with your lifestream and you got your real Ambassadors. No sign up needed… Hey and to be fair it would be honest and a great way to reward your real fans.