Meredith Gould, PhD (@meredithgould)
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Makes a lot of sense for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that curation is a great gateway to community involvement. I like that these aren't categorized, thus allowing (forcing?) readers to quickly view all headlines rather than zooming right into a specific area of interest and perhaps missing a new area/topic to explore.
First of all, Randy? Lee? Malika? Farris?? Someone please change my badge to Platinum! Yes, I'm that shallow.
Next, while wandering through archived posts on my personal blog, I found this one I thought might amuse people here. It's from my series about being a clergy spouse and explains how being married to a cleric comes in handy if/when I'm in hospital settings: http://bit.ly/WW89Db
Yes! I do take being characterized as "an elder" as a compliment. In the world of social media, this has nothing to do with chronological age, but with time spent learning about and working with digital platforms.
Like epatient Dave and Ed Bennett (and probably many others in this community), I've been involved with social media since the early 1990s, before it was considered social media (e.g., chat room/communities on Compuserve, bulletin boards, etc.). What's happening right now is remarkable and I've been thinking a lot lately (and shared with Lee) about what it means to be an "elder" in this context. What are responsibilities and roles i/c/w mentoring and supporting newcomers? Stay tuned. I'll have more to say!
Re: our stories, please revisit my post: http://network.socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/2011/03/24/revealing-the-backstory/