Makewaves is the social learning environment that provides social media for education. It enables schools to create and safely share videos, podcasts and blogs. With a free Makewaves website you can easily start school blogging, join national campaigns and develop digital literacy skills.
Mumsnet was conceived in early 2000 when JustineMumsnet embarked on a disastrous family holiday. Her idea was to create a website where parents could swap advice about not just holidays but all the other stuff parents talk about. Sixteen years later and who’d have thought it would come to this? Mumsnet is now the UK’s biggest network for parents, with over 9.4 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 91 million page views.
We’re surprised that Nexopia still exists, let alone that it’s the fifth largest online community. Its users are almost all Canadian; for Americans who are unfamiliar with the site, all you need to know is that it’s a social board that’s very popular among both teenagers and some very disturbed people.
The average Nexopia user is around 16 years old, so witnessing a conversation on the forums is sort of like being back in high school, except instead of a group of four or five girls chattering at once there are now four or five hundred. Discussion topics are pretty much what you’d expect at a site full of teens, ranging from complaints about family members to homework help requests.