[...] comScore, "a leader in measuring the digital world,...released the results of a study on the expansion of social networking across the globe, revealing that several major social networking sites have experienced dramatic growth during the past year" (5). (Consider that I teach at a state school where it would hard to make calls to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, and Beirut without raising suspicion of some covert activities.) My favorite feature for communicating with students is the video connection. After the class ended, I did hear from one student who regretted not using deli.cio.us when she made her first business trip and did not have access to the URL for our course management tool. * Those students who did contribute and are now converts continue even after graduation to be part of the network and share bookmarks. * Finally, I had an interesting encounter with a person from the recording industry who saw the bookmarks I posted to the network.
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