Facebook and Instagram have been making headlines recently. Not all of the news is good, and a lot of people have begun to think that social media is for the birds -- and maybe it is! At the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Sitka, bird lovers are flocking to TikTok to catch up with some avian social media celebrities.
The Sitka School Board wants to step up its game in the world of social media. The board met recently (8-7-18) to brainstorm a strategy for improving communication from the district -- using both traditional media, and newer platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Ellen Frankenstein, a local media maker and educator, is developing a project called Frankentweet, that uses documentary film to examines personal interaction in the digital age. She was joined by Patrick Sullivan, a Special Project Coordinator. "Frankentweet" wants to know how technology - from social media to smartphones - is shaping ordinary life and classroom learning. The filmmakers' unique approach to this project includes "digital interventions" - or "hijinks" - that involve people directly. Downloadable audio.Read More