• Terrible
  • BUT almost everyone has it
  • Makes it very easy for people to comment and discuss things
  • Everyone’s already there
  • Things are lost very quickly over time, posts with value are hidden
  • Kind of searchable, use of tags


  • Expensive
  • Difficult to get people to join and participate
  • Highly searchable and organised
  • Very valuable discussions that happen
  • Ability to have profiles and messaging between students


  • Kind of half way between Facebook and Forums
  • Better at archivability + search than FB but still not robust


Having a hashtag is great if you don’t want to spend the time focusing on community.

Using the class comment area is very difficult to maintain. I always turn the comments off on my lessons because I don’t want there to be a comment missing.