Bernie Goldbach, the brilliant Irish edublogger from the Tipperary Institute, has a wonderful post entitled A Message to Bebo Teens. For those of you in the USA, Bebo is the social networking site for teens in the U.K. In fact, just this month Bebo just became the most popular website in Ireland--ahead of Google, Yahoo! and MSN.
In his post Bernie muses about "life in the silo" before MySpace, Bebo, StudentFace, Flickr, YackPack and other forms of social media came along and revolutionized the way students and teachers communicate, teach and learn.
"So to the Bebo generation I'm teaching this week, here's a blast of thought from my past, all the way back to the time when the only homes with internet connections were hard-wired to missile silos....
Things have changed a lot since then. Enjoy your social tribes on Bebo and MySpace. And if someone offers you time travel back to the time when the Beatles were about to sell their second platinum album, think about life without the web in AM Times.
It might be fun to hear what it sounded like but really hard to have fun without starting on-screen."
Spot on Bernie, spot on!