A range of Web-enabled programs allow users to interact online, sharing material and meeting other users. The new technology raises important issues for educators due to its potential educational value, concerns about potential dangers for young people and the sheer extent to which this technology is permeating modern social life. The article provides background to 'social software' technologies, and describes some of the discussion around them at education.au's Generation MySpace seminar in August this year.
Subject HeadingsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)
Computers in society
Social life and customs
Parent and child