In this day and age, where social media networking is well and truly entrenched, I find articles like this fascinating. The genie is well and truly out of the urn. We cannot, like Hamlet, sit around pondering upon whether to be or not to be. We all live in this new age of communication and need to learn how to socialize appropriately, just as we learn to socialize appropriately in our own private worlds.
Savvy teachers absolutely HAVE to keep up with burgeoning social media and keep engaging students with tools that they are totally familiar with.
Given the impact of technology on the world we share, not to mention changing work places, it is totally irresponsible to do otherwise.