Do you think before you speak?

Do you think before you speak? What we say out on the Book of Face or in the Tweetosphere is rapidly becoming as impacting (if not more so) as what we say to others in person. Sometimes we even say things on-line we wouldn’t DREAM of saying off-line.

How much information should we be giving away? Religious views? Political alignment? location? mobile phone details?!?

Well the truth is a facebook user aged 60 fills out their profile information very differently to that of 16 year old, so in our latest workshop we explored how Moh (our fictional 16 year old facebook user) would use his ‘BookFace’ profile. Having already established the basic character profile in our previous workshop, the group started to brainstorm information Moh would realistically enter in his info page.

We also started to explore how Moh would talk on his wall, what sort of things he’d be likely to post and how he’d respond to others. With this new input we are starting to shape a very realistic and truthful profile to that of a 16 year old growing up in Redbridge.

The latter part of the workshop looked at generating adverts for the sidebar. The group were well used to being exposed to adverts specifically targetting their age group and had some great ideas for adverts to go on our Bookface site.

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With Friends like these…

This week we worked with a class of social media veterans in a Yr8 class from Loxford School, Ilford. We worked with the group to create a fictional character profile to feature on our teaching resource, now cunningly named ‘BookFace’. In order to create a believable profile, we talked about what would make the character engaging and realistic. Some dialogue from the workshop was captured word for word and will form discussion threads on the wall of our fictional profile.

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Facebook creates a Social Storm

How much time do you spend on Facebook? If you were asked to remember everything that you see on a Facebook page could you do it?

The Social Storm project got off to a flying start. Today the workshop was all about creating realistic Facebook wall discussions and adverts to use as part of the online toolkit. Arriving at Seven Kings Secondary School, firstly we got stuck into de-constructing the different elements of Facebook. The students were then challenged to draw upon their own knowledge by sketching down the Facebook layout from memory.

The students then threw on their creative hats and engaged in role playing sessions in order to create realistic and exciting conversations and adverts to appear on our main characters ‘wall’.

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I claim that human mind or human

society is not divided into

watertight compartments called

social, political and religious.

All act and react upon one

another. - Mohandas Gandhi


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