Wednesday, January 30, 2013 By Aaron Brown
|Here's me in the yearbook, editing the school newspaper. |
Note the references to a "dark room" and "chemicals."
She said, "That has the internet." And so I learned what the internet was, going home to write a terrible short story on my combination word processor/typewriter about the dangerous dystopian future this "internet" would bring. I wrote a comedy act about resisting this "internet" which was a huge hit with the middle aged teachers who represent competitive high school speech judging. I won the state championship.
A former classmate of mine @kristencooper, now a teacher and librarian at Cherry, invited me back to talk to students about using the web and social media to share information. I will tell the kids how to use Twitter to interact with vaguely famous people you otherwise might not meet. I will tell them to budget their time carefully on Facebook. Stay off the games. Have a purpose. I will then use the wifi to check my Facebook to see if people like my status update about the funny thing that I presume will happen to me later this morning. How many likes? Surely, someone must like me. Maybe now.