Meerkat for Homeschoolers – WHS 145

meerkat-app-logoMeerkat has become the darling of social media in recent weeks. Many Fortune 500 companies and other popular media outlets have started using it so show “behind the scenes” of their productions.

At SXSW many popular bloggers and celebrities used Meerkat to propel it into the public eye but is it something that homeschoolers can use or should be concerned about?

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Quote of the Week

“To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.”
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

What is Meerkat?

The Rules of Meerkat:

1. Everything that happens on Meerkat happens on Twitter.
2. Streams will be pushed to followers in real time via push notifications.
3. People can only watch it live. No reruns.
4. Watchers can re-stream any stream to their followers in real time.
5. Scheduled streams will be distributed in the community by their subscribers.
6. Your own streams can be kept locally on your phone, but never on the cloud.
7. Everyone can watch on web.
8. Be kind.

Will my teen want to use Meerkat?

Absolutely. Meerkat is about what’s happening now and teens are very into what’s currently happening as opposed to seeing what happens 5 minutes ago.

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