I grown accustomed to life on display via apps, pics, blog, website, and social media. To think back 10 years and have had this level of openness is odd. There is a certain pleasure in sharing what I do, how I do it, and reflecting on its effect. I choose to be open; I choose to be transparent; I choose to display my thoughts. My choice to do this stems from my want to share with others what I learn. It's an education thing.
The discussion included valid concerns about to depth of transparency. Is it right to share student data? Is it necessary to have some modicum of privacy? Can companies choose what is private and what is transparent for us? There are parts of my life that do not make it online because I don't want them there. Should education, learning and sharing, be transparent. I believe so.
What others place in the social media sphere allows me to learn. I love the fact that I can learn what I want and when I choose. I tap into Twitter to get access to resources, blog posts, positive sayings, and more. Google + lends itself to the same interactions as Twitter. Pinterest helps me find resources and repin good ones to my boards. Learnist shares web resources into boards for people to follow and re-add. There are other social networks I peruse. The point? Other people and I choose to make resources transparent.