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July 10, 2008


John Powers

When I was a kid, I was sure glad I wasn't a minister's boy, so escaped having all eyes on me. My favorite columnist in my local paper has twins who sometimes make fodder for his columns and they reminded me about the minister's kids. But there are other dynamics with the social Web, which we're all trying to figure out.

I've read Beth's Blog for a while. Beth Kanter blogs at the intersection of nonprofits and social media. It's quite interesting to see her children in their early elementary school years because they've already created quiet a bit of online content. What you've produced about Beckett a few years down the line will most likely be viewed by him in a context along with the content he's produced.

I love Beth's blog, but the kids are sort of incidental to the content, so you have to be a regular reader to really see how she's been learning along with her children about online stuff. I'm glad you've raised the issue because we all have a lot to learn from one another--kudos to Mommy Gig! In fact, one of the really good things about helping our children learn about the online world is that we become learners along with our children. We can model good behaviors, but will learn from them as well.

Christian Long

FYI, "Beth's Blog" mentioned above in the comment by John can be found at: http://beth.typepad.com/

Appreciate what you said about modeling behaviors, John; in fact, I just wrote a much longer post about that just tonight using the "Dead Poet's Society" reference as a spark.

I'll be curious what you/others think.

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