Somehow I feel that for people who are not especially interested in social media, or not yet aware of its potential (be it immigrants or native Finns), it is always challenging to involve them with it. The first step is usually the most…"
"Hi Jos, by "connected" I meant to Finns and other immigrants. As you know, one of the most important matters a person must do when he moves to a new country or city is networking and get lots of practical information. You are absolutely…"
"Interesting points here!
I'm working with a project the aim of which is to connect immigrants to natives and public sector via social media. There we have got quite many ideas of possible social media solutions for immigrants. Although they…"
""Social media (...) to help (...) immigrants get connected." Do you mean connected to other immigrants? Or connected to the natives? Or both?
Seems that you came to the right place.
You've already received some good links to connect…"
"Hi all, I was checking Sometu in English's starting page and was wondering if it could be improved by having a few more sentences that would describe its purpose. I think that some of the descriptions used in this forum would work very well.…"
"Hi Tuomo, the e-learning links you mentioned are very effective. Probably one way to "market" such a platform would be to offer practical and easy-to-get links and information. These probably exist, like
Tsui-Shan Tu menionted…"
"Hi Tsui-Shan, this is a very interesting point you make. Thus social media has good potential but its strength has not bee yet full realized by immigrants. Probably one of the first obstacles is finding a suitable platform (not so hard but requiring…"
"Many learning tools may be good for communication based e-learning. Like Ning, Moodle or Google Docs. One should also get to know the services of the schools which have international studies or special courses for immigrants, not to forget the…"
"I think that social media has good potential to help immigrants get contact with each other or with native Finns, but many are not aware of the potential of it yet, so providing clear incentives would be a good idea. Besides, language is often an…"
"Hi Tuomo, thank you for your insightful comment. If immigrants have use social media a lot the main idea is to find which platforms to use. I am relatively new to social media and was wondering if you could suggest where to start. What about…"
"I think immigrants have been using social media already quite a lot. Of course they need some purpose to that. Learning with social media may be easier if you just have the broadband connection. Also podcasts can be very useful when one can use them…"
Can social media serve immigrants if they are (a) not employed or (b) enrolled at school? Everyone understands the importance of networking. Social media looks like a good candidate to help such immigrants get connected. One of the first obstacles, in my opinion, is language and reaching out both ways. How can social media find immigrants and vice versa?What social-media platforms could work or be potential candidates?Näytä lisää
Sure, Facebook is rather popular in Finland, so why not? Perhaps the only reservation I would have is to do with anonymity. I imagine that, due to the potentially violent nature of this debate, some people who'd have valuable insights or opinions to offer might prefer to do so anonymously.
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