This recent post from Euan Semple Hiding from ourselves reminded me of the many conversations I have had over the years where people put down social media or a particular social media tool with a degree of nastiness and spite.
If they just said, "Oh I have taken a look at the tool and it does not works for me." - that would be fine but why the venom?
It's also interesting that when I probe a little (not too hard as they get even angrier) - they have not looked at the tool in question and only have some vague misguided idea of what it all about - often picked up from the popular press.
As Euan, so rightly comments "What are they so afraid of?"
I had two school teachers do this to me recently. With the pace of change, sooner or later, the kids are going to have to start to teach the teachers! Now that's a wonderful idea - a two way teaching process.
There is so much that kids could teach us adults! Imagine a school where they actually did that. Someone must be doing it :-)