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Social Media is the social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. The Scratch Team has many accounts on social media to share updates and other messages related to Scratch.

Twitter

The Scratch Team operates an account, @scratch, on Twitter, a popular micro-blogging social network. The account is used for posting announcements, re-tweeting feedback, and answering questions by Scratchers. It has over 54,000 followers and has made over 800 tweets. It self-describes as

Programming environment & online community where kids create, share and remix animations & video games. Created by @llkgroup at @medialab.

– Scratch's Twitter account

Background

The account's background originally was a screenshot of the editor. The following is the account description displayed in front of the background:

programming environment & online community where kids create, share and remix animations & video games. Created by @llkgroup at @medialab.

– Scratch Team Twitter

History

The account's first tweet was made on July 22, 2008. It said, "Getting ready for the Scratch@MIT conference." The account has gradually become more popular, now having over 11 thousand followers and 800 tweets. The Scratch Team only follows 525 Twitter accounts, mostly professors and education-related individuals. [citation needed] The Scratch Team has always had have a background depicting the Scratch program, though only visible in the browser and not the Twitter app. The account is still active, and they often retweet teachers who tweet about Scratch in the classroom or how Scratch has enlightened learning in schools. [citation needed]

Google+

The MIT Media Lab on Google+

While the Scratch Team itself does not operate a Google+ account, the Media lab does. Many Scratch Team members operate their own Google+ profiles. This includes; Lightnin, grokblah, Scmb1, Speakvisually, ceebee, Paddle2See and many more. Google+ allows you to share images, links, YouTube videos, and just text posts. The MIT Media Lab page has over 274,000 followers and 1,919,000 views. They post about new advances in technology. The background of the Media Lab's page is the Media Lab itself at night.

YouTube

The Scratch Team has an official YouTube channel where they share updates about Scratch, including Scratch Video Updates and short promotional videos about Scratch.

Facebook

A lot of Scratch Team members own their own individual Facebook pages, including Mitchel Resnick (mres). Adding on to that, Scratch has its own Facebook page, which mainly likes and reposts things about teachers using Scratch in the classroom. As of August 19th, 2017, the account had 19,4760 likes. The account self describes as:

Quote Icon.png Quote:

Author: Scratch Team Facebook Account
Text:  Scratch is a programming environment and online community where kids create, share and remix animations, stories, interactive art and video games.

Created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/scratchteam/info

Reddit

Like many other subjects on reddit, Scratch has multiple subreddits about Scratch, ranging from /r/scratch, to /r/stuffscratchsays. They are not owned or moderated by the Scratch Team, but rather by Scratchers themselves, and even the /r/scratch subreddit is fairly small with just over 500 subscribers (as of April 10, 2016). Content can be up or downvoted by users, making popular subjects rise to the top and bad subjects descend. Content is mostly composed of project links, questions, requests for feedback, and tutorials.

DeviantArt

Some Scratch Team members have owned DeviantArt accounts[1][2] mainly for sharing photos while many scratchers have accounts.

See Also

External Links

References

  1. http://paddle2see.deviantart.com
  2. http://fieryblackrose.deviantart.com