Do you mentor using social media? [call for help]

I have been asked to provide a one-hour talk on the potential uses of social software for mentoring in September. I’ve come up with a few talking points, but I’d love to get input from “you” about ways you’ve impacted (or been impacted by) the use of technology in formal or informal mentoring relationships.

My tentative speaking points…

  • Overview and demonstration of social software: Wikis, blogs, profiles, bookmarks
  • Discussion of applications to mentoring: Traditional, reverse, group, “stealth”
  • Generational, cultural, & technological considerations
  • Creating a strategy: Choosing the right tools, piloting the idea, integrating with existing strategy

What am I missing? What examples can you provide that support the benefits and challenges of using technology to enhance mentoring programs?

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