My name is Anthony Simmons my birthday is May 12, 1988. I am currently in the Youth Development Major at Rhode Island College. I work at Swansea Total Fitness in Swansea Massachusetts. I have been working with the Total Fitness Clubs since November of 2012. I have some great ideas to utilize what I will accomplish with Youth Development including a group exercise for adolescence in the community of Swansea. If you have any question or would like to learn more follow my blog and leave a comment!
We blog to help others view our ideas. The Wesch video shows us that the "machine" is us. We are the technology we use. Our Blog, Facebook, Twitter or even Myspace is how people view us! Having these social media resources help others understand our view points, ideas, concepts and have the potential to view it at a later date. I define blogging as an outlet to relieve the inner most thoughts that others may feel the same way about.
Why should we encourage youth to blog?
Youth will be connected to technology as an outlet. Youth at PASA during the Summer Scholars learned how to develop and wrote blogs. Blogs are the new diary of ideas that may be a struggle to be heard. People during this technological age find themselves "alone but together (Dr.Bogad)." For Youth social interaction is minimal and blogging can help them express their ideas and thought to the community of the internet world.