It was perfect timing that I was working on the presentation and also came across Andy Carvin's interview on the Brian Lehrer show. Andy Carvin is NPR's senior product manager for online communities, and author now of Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution. In the interview Mr. Carvin discusses the role of Twitter in reporting and about his experience using social media to follow developments during the Arab Spring.
While listening to the interview I kept thinking about the NCTE benchmarks and in particular the following outcomes:
- Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
- Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
- Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information