Angela Maiers asked "What advice do you have for those just starting?" Here was my response:
Start with a RSS reader. Seed it with a few select feeds of interest (some professional, some personal). Read. Read some more. Read some more. Click on a few hyperlinks in what you're reading. Leave a comment or two. Return to see if anyone responded to your comment. Read some more. Click on some more hyperlinks. Leave some more comments. Start to participate in the conversation. Read some more. And learn the power of the interactive, social Web...
Also check out David Truss' new video, which is making the rounds of the edublogosphere:
As I said over at Angela's blog, the video is extremely well done and, as a techie, I like it a lot. But I also know that there are going to be LOTS of people whose reaction to David's video is going to be
I DON'T WANT to be that connected.