Social media identity

Working in education has a few drawbacks. One of them is the paranoia of being online when parents, carers, or students could find your account. Everything posted could be used against you.

I don’t want that to happen to me, but it is a reality I must acknowledge.

I wouldn’t post anything that would cause offence (not knowingly) because it is not in my nature to be like that. However, schools have strict policies in place to safeguard their students and staff members.

This week, our school leadership emphasised that our social media profiles should be completely locked down and set the private. It is in the policy, after all. This is difficult for me, as I want to build up a presence online and connect with others with similar interests.

My personal Facebook account is locked, and my name has changed on the site. I have set my Twitter account to private. The next phase is to find behind the logo I created. I feel people are more likely to follow someone with a face because the connection feels more genuine than following someone with a logo. I could be wrong.

I’m not going to set my Mastodon account private just yet. Not only that, but I doubt the students even know what Mastodon is, let alone how to navigate through the instances. Again, I will get the profile picture to my logo.

Longest streak in Apple Books

Today I broke my longest reading streak in Apple Books. It is nothing spectacular. I haven’t used Apple Books as a serious option for reading in the past. I want to read throughout the year to see if I can claim 365 days of reading on the app. I started on 2nd January, so I can’t claim the whole 366 days this year.

9-day streak on Apple Books.

Nine days is my highest streak with Apple Books. I get my reading target for 30 minutes each day. I go past the thirty-minute mark if the book is interesting.

At the end of the year, Apple run a feature that highlights how many books you have read, how many minutes in total, including how many books you read against your book target. I have chosen to go with six books in Apple Books. I believe I am on track to beat that goal.

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Mark @ CodeMacLife