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What is Swipe?

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Question from a middle school administrator – Over break I was invited by students and former students to JoinSwipe.  It has a smiley face.  What do you think of this app?  What is it?  Any advice would be great. What is Swipe? First off, their logo is a wink. The logo alone is a bit of a […]

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Why Ephemeral Matters

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Ephemeral – lasting for a very short time. “fashions are ephemeral” synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short In the social media world, most of what took off and gained traction among teenagers and young adults in 2014 fall into the category of Ephemeral Apps. Things like Snapchat, Tinder, Yik Yak, and others are built […]

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A Call for a Better Adult Verification System

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“How many of you guys have a cell phone?” [most hands go up] How many of you guys have an account on Instagram or Snapchat?” [nearly the same amount of hands go up] This gymnasium of 4th through 6th graders in Northwest Kansas was just another example of our failed Adult Verification System. “Age gating”— […]

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