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An interesting aspect of the changing discipline of literacy in Can Social Networking Boost Literacy Skills at  https://www.teachers.ab.ca/Teaching%20in%20Alberta/Resources%20for%20Parents/Parent-Friendly%20Articles/Pages/CanSocialNetworkingBoostLiteracySkills.aspx.  Esxcerpt:

Perhaps text messaging, social networking sites and blogs are a new form of literature that will soon be studied in schools in the way that books, plays and poetry are now. In Scotland, new curriculum literacy guides specify that children should be familiarized with new media and taught modern communication methods so that they will be able to function in today’s workplace. The guides emphasize the importance of teaching students how and when to use particular communication methods. For example, students are taught to avoid using abbreviated text language in e-mails in which formal language might be more appropriate.

The jury is still out on whether studying Shakespeare will be replaced by reading Taylor Swift’s tweets. Parents who want their children to become more literate probably know what they want the answer to that question to be. Still, if your child is blogging or spending time on a social networking site, the news is not all bad. Research suggests that young people who blog are reading and are becoming more confident writers.

 

Check them out and notice them:  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/04/19/underground-apps-students/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

The short list:

1. Whisper

2. ASKfm

3. Private Photos (Calculator%)

4. HiCalculator

5. Hide It Pro

6. Yik Yak

I could nor believe it and tried it out.  I really works.  This is great for countries without reliable Internet and for users without data plans.  Find more information at https://www.opengarden.com/

Screenshot 2017-04-14 16.29.32

Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/03/most-popular-social-networks-mapped

Interesting to know when working with internationals!  In my home country, WhatsApp is the most favorite one…

Updated  features, read more at https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/12/snapchat-search/

Read  Everything you need to know about Facebook Like-Farming at http://www.thatsnonsense.com/facebook-like-share-photo-scams-dont-make-scammers-rich/

Find more info here:  https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/28/twitter-introduces-360-degree-video-live-streaming/