Despite my extensive use of social media and my natural inclination to network socially, I don’t think I do much interaction using social media, beyond transactional messages or self-promoting ones. On either Twitter or Facebook, much of my posts involve bragging about my family – these are the self-promoting ones, full of pictures of my 15 year old son stopping penalty kicks or making spectacular saves. The transactional ones are in response to friends and colleagues post, either re-tweet or sharing of posts (or wishing someone happy birthday). I do use twitter to post stuff useful things that I see to my classes.
My web posts, whether on my personal site or on course sites, are pedagogical – I don’t expect people to ‘interact’ with them (and I’ve shut comments off); I do expect students and others out there to read them (and since last year, I’ve been using hypothes.is to have students annotate weekly, instead of submitting response papers). So maybe I’m not using social media optimally, and really just use it to lurk on other people’s messages.
What I do use most are Feedly and Listservs. I get most of my information, and ideas of things to look for, from these two Web 1.0 technologies.
More later …