(Comparing Twitter to the Library Shelves)
Tweet are serendipitous and I am reminded of walking through the library stacks as a young girl.
What is all of this? How amazing!
But there is a difference-
The library stalks were part of a carefully selected collection….curated (planted by a trained gardener and carefully weeded).
Things have changed. The gardener or “the gatekeeper” no longer keeps out the weeds and pests.
There are tons of weeds and pests online. It is increasingly difficult to find the cream of the crop- the authentic, aesthetically pleasing, accurate information that helps individuals learn and grow toward knowledge and wisdom in the 21st century.
I am not in awe of these stacks.
But, I know I can still learn and be in awe of the people in my PLN. Yes, just like the stacks…tweets are serendipitous. Those I follow will lead toward what I need to learn.
I must learn to garden for myself.
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