Elza Dunkels

Elza Dunkels

was @sweden 2014-02-03 to 2014-02-10

My name is Elza Dunkels - @dunkels on Twitter. I am a researcher and teacher educator at Umeå University, in the very north of Sweden. I am 53 years old, mother of four, grandmother of two (and one on the way), cat owner and step-master of many dogs. I will most likely be tweeting about my research, my rich and chaotic family life and Umeå, currently the European Capital of Culture.

My research is not only a source of income; it is also a way of life and, to be honest, my only hobby. I study young people’s internet cultures and adult’s attitudes towards these things. I call myself an expert on young people’s online safety, but I am also interested in net based learning models and informal learning in general. I pride myself in being a children’s rights activist and I think of my research, and my position in Academia as means of giving young people a voice.

Even though I will mostly write about my research, you will probably notice that my family takes up much if my time and thoughts. Ever since we had our first child, in 1985, our family has been priority number one for me and my husband. This kind of attitude would normally stop a woman from having a career in Academia but I was smarter than that. When I started my University career, I was the only female teacher at our department. I had the lowest salary of all, and my habit of leaving work early every second day to pick up my children did nothing to improve this (the Swedish way is to share parental leave and the responsibility for home and family equally between the parents). Because decisions seemed to be made when I had already left work I never got the chance to teach the interesting courses and thereby move forward in my career. But then I became interested in young people’s net cultures and I tried to find research about this, to use in our courses. This was in the late 1990’s and I couldn’t find anything useful. So I turned to my children and their friends, asking them about the internet and their thoughts on safety and learning. Together we created a website which was used as course literature in our teacher education. This lead to me getting funded for doctoral studies and in 2007 I earned my PhD defending my thesis on young people’s net cultures. Today, I have a blossoming academic career, not in spite of having many children, but thanks to it. So, in your face, sexism!

My hometown Umeå is situated 400 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. This means that this time of year the sun is finally returning. Before Christmas we have only a few hours of bleak sunlight every day. The upside is that in the summer, it never gets dark. Up here, you can find people mowing their lawns at midnight.

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@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 11:30 p.m.

And one more thing: ask me questions at http://t.co/uPGEIP8B3W or RT to someone you think needs a Netnanny. Take care! Be safe!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 11:28 p.m.

Byebye and thank you so much for reading and reacting this week. Don't forget to read the 2 English posts on my blog http://t.co/OFaTdI3Hbu

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:46 p.m.

I still don't know who the next curator will be, but I know they only pick awesome people :) so stay tuned.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:45 p.m.

Whenever it makes sense I will tweet in English as @dunkels . In a couple of weeks I will have an article in an American online journal.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

In an hour I'll leave you and move back to my personal account @dunkels Please follow me there if you liked what you've read this week.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:38 p.m.

@Travnat It smells horrible! Actually it's called surströmming, without the umlaut. We don't have that letter in Swedish. @guardian

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:32 p.m.

> The injuries are often severe and very hard to fix, so way back in time they just had to improvise. And developed knowledge and skills.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:28 p.m.

> The reason they're so good is the practice they get when woodsmen hurt their hands. And we have lots and lots of forests up here. >

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 10:25 p.m.

Maybe one last thing about #Umeå - hand surgeons at our hospital are world class. People come from all over the world to get hands fixed >

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 9 p.m.

@RachelGarfirth but Swedes speak good English and we don't mind practicing so come anyway!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

@meandmyipod There is such a strong tradition of diy music and art here. But I'm afraid I won't have time :(

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:43 p.m.

Please come to #umeå everyone! #umea2014 will be great. We have so much music here. I haven't even told you about the diy scene.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:41 p.m.

@Travnat Haha you found out our plan to take over the world! At least with our fika culture. @guardian

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:40 p.m.

@HimawariChibi But I'll tweet in English whenever it makes sense.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:38 p.m.

I'm panicking now. Just a few more hours with you! You're so funny, smart and supportive. I have laughed so much at your jokes this week.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:32 p.m.

My son @GrimDunkels and his band Hjärtat with Att älska (To love) http://t.co/24Sw6LaP8C

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:15 p.m.

@HerrFlyiboy It's still a secret for an hour so I hope they tell me so I can tell you.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 8:11 p.m.

Remember this is my last day as @sweden so if you want to keep in touch, I'm @dunkels from tomorrow. I'll tweet in English now and then.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:56 p.m.

More from Caotico @caoticopop and the wonderful Tove Styrke - Brains Out http://t.co/PQG2b0m5m8

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:52 p.m.

And some music from #Umeå : Two of my sons form Caotico: here's a cover of Back Street Boy's hit http://t.co/KG1667OoEd

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:48 p.m.

@HimawariChibi That's a problem; some kids survive the "protection" but others don't.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:47 p.m.

More about art in #Umeå : Check out Marie http://t.co/nhZUBpfJ2K She did this profile pic for me. http://t.co/nhZUBpfJ2K

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:38 p.m.

@HimawariChibi So sad! And it happens all the time, even today. Thanks for sharing!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 6:06 p.m.

Also, I didn't get time to talk about women in Academia. Read my bio for some: http://t.co/x8nxD5C4Xl

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 5:10 p.m.

@HimawariChibi I am soooo used to it! I don't mean your comment :)

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 5:04 p.m.

@HimawariChibi Oh yes of course! I am only a woman. How would I know anything worth sharing? ;)

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:29 p.m.

And when kids say that whatever happens, their parents must never know they have posted personal info online, well... we have a problem.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:27 p.m.

In fact, trust between kids and adults is the ONLY thing research has been able to show works. We need to build trust so kids ask for help.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:24 p.m.

Adults need to admit that anyone can make mistakes and it's not the end of the world. This will promote trust between kids and adults.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:21 p.m.

We should post more online! All ages. Responsably and thinking first. But most of all, admitting that posting can be ok.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:18 p.m.

Some kids actually think their life is over when/if their sharing is exposed. This is fuel for predators and bullies.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:16 p.m.

Many kids are so afraid of admitting to sharing pics etc that they can't tell adults what's going on. Making them vulnerable to blackmail.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 4:14 p.m.

There have been far too many ceses where kids have been manipulerated into sharing online. The sharing is then used to blackmail kid.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

We also know that the simple "don't post personal info" is not only pointless, it can also create more danger for kids.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

@x7o Of course but that goes for eating bananas too :)

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 3:10 p.m.

Today we have research to rely on. We know that anonymous environments promote unwanted behavior. We need to encourage accountability.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Anonymity was the only thing we could think of in the 90's panic. Protect by hiding kids from predators & mean kids.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 3:05 p.m.

@x7o I don't agree. I'll explain.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:53 p.m.

RT @x7o: @sweden i.e., do not perform these activities unthinkingly. Ensure that you have agency by letting your interests guide your actio…

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:51 p.m.

RT @peterwdj: Once more, I must urge you all again to look at @sweden timeline. Rarely see such sensible+intelligent views spoken about the…

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

Think before you post is good advice for all ages. But if it's the only approach it's way too passive.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:47 p.m.

RT @x7o: @sweden How is "think before you post" a passive approach? It is an approach explicitly grounded in agency.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

Also, trying to remove online content is (at least sometimes) a futile task. Use your energy to add good content instead!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:42 p.m.

People and organisations that are very active online, have more control over their online presence than those who are restrictive.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:42 p.m.

If we worry about unwanted content, we can actively add content that we really want to be online.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Example: If you worry about young people's mental health and the horrible sites that can make things worse, add content that's good!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

If you worry about unwanted content about yourself or your organisation, add content!

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:39 p.m.

Instead, we might think of search results as an arena where we can and should be active - encourage search hygiene.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

But how should we act on this assumption? We might encourage kids to be restrictive and we might try to remove unwanted content. Or...

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

Of course it is safe to assume that anything we post will stay online. Forever. From what we know today, it is a good assumption.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:37 p.m.

This is a quite passive approach, making us into victims of circumstance and it does not describe internet users as active agents.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

We often talk about the eternal imprint as a threat; anything you post will be online forever. Think before you post, etc.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

Google hygiene (or search hygiene) is a term I use for search results as an arena. Let me explain:

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

@dubac0 Swedish mostly I'm afraid.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 1:36 p.m.

If you want to keep in touch, I'm @dunkels on Twitter. Mostly in Swedish though.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 1:32 p.m.

My last day as curator of Sweden's account. I need another week! I haven't talked about Google hygiene, hand surgery, & probably lots more.

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 11:02 a.m.

More info on concrete sofas in #Umeå http://t.co/D6SPzxTZcZ

@sweden Feb. 9, 2014, 11:02 a.m.

Concrete sofa w/ heating, internet access, light and microphone connected to other sofas. By the opera house in #Umeå http://t.co/eEPdxaOASL

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 9:54 p.m.

@indieferdie She is such a star! And she's in the finals!

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

RT @LuxfordC: I've never been to @sweden, but if I ever do then the #GuitarMuseum at #Umeå looks like a place to visit. http://t.co/JNZUdU1…

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 4:36 p.m.

@mybell50 Welcome here! Summer of 2014?

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 4:21 p.m.

@DackeStaffan I wouldn't know abt liqueurs but the wine collection is truly amazing.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 4:18 p.m.

The twin brothers who own the world's finest guitar collection the Guitar Museum #umeå #guitarmuseum http://t.co/bWPQtKi5H4

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 4:10 p.m.

http://t.co/nI5Fd2fTtu RT @robinjaxrpc - my wishlist of places to go to just increased by one location #Umeå #GuitarMuseum

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

Guitars the museum. The world's largest private guitar collection. http://t.co/JyR3M1Pj0Q

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

Now we have landed at Guitars, the new bar/restaurant/guitar museum in Umeå. http://t.co/bVNCIG0twD

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 3:02 p.m.

At @systembolaget - the Swedish alcohol monopoly. Because it's the world's largest importer, the range i amazing! http://t.co/Lj0adwFyy0

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 2:03 p.m.

@vote_pyne You're right! What was I thinking? Also, it's good for the environment. @PixelsAndAtoms

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:33 p.m.

Winter in our free store (Ge&ta-skåpet in Swedish) http://t.co/jV46FTF0sh

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:19 p.m.

Free stores can be indoors our outdoors. Just do it!

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:18 p.m.

Everyone can start a free store. At work we shared books on a table by the coffee machine. We call it Off-line file sharing.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:17 p.m.

Re our free store: MT @AnFager Thanks for a great initiative! I found a small present there. (My translation)

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:15 p.m.

@miapolitan It makes us and a lot of people happy.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:14 p.m.

@miapolitan Now there is a steady flow in & out. We made a fb-page. Our house faces a busy walkway so many find it just passing as well.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

@miapolitan We collected old but useful stuff from family members for a couple of months just to be able to fill up the store.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

RT @JimBarrett: @sweden Not sure about Australian, The Free Store in Haight Ashbury in 1960s, inspired by original Diggers (1649-50) http:/…

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

RT @JimBarrett: @smurfatik @sweden Here in Sweden we have the wonderful Bortskänkes (Give away) network: http://t.co/fhXTYKu2Sf also on @bo

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

RT @JimBarrett: @smurfatik @sweden and before there was Bitcoins the hippie towns I experienced as a child in Australia used LETS http://t.…

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:27 p.m.

Free stores can be found all over the world. http://t.co/qSSdBeajsj I was told it's an Australian idea (by Australian @JimBarrett :))

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

@Yvstei I'm not the administrator but you could contact http://t.co/x8nxD5C4Xl Good luck with your project!

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

The free store has its own page on Facebook https://t.co/HBiCC74byn

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

RT @JimBarrett: @sweden There is a bookcase someone has installed at Årstaberg Station here in Stockholm: http://t.co/sUxh6aKdMo Refilled e…

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

Things you can find in our free store: books clothes shoes toys food plates glasses cups films.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:06 p.m.

We placed some solar cell lamps there for dark evenings. And someone we don't know has added more lamps!

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

Today, it runs itself pretty much. People give and take depending on what they have or need. And people tidy up when there's a mess.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 12:02 p.m.

On opening day we had lots of stuff to fill the store with. All family members had cleaned out cupboards and closets. And people came!

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, noon

Our house is close to a very busy walkway and a playground so we removed parts of our fence. The cabinet used to be a bookshelf and a tent.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

I read about free stores in public places and how they were removed by the county. So I thought we could place it in our backyard.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 11:52 a.m.

I wanted to show you our free store but it looks sad in the winter. Maybe post pic later. This is from last summer. http://t.co/23RBMe83ul

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

@peterwdj haha yes. Forgot to translate. Abbr dm. Very common.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

Powerwalking in 1 decimeter slushy snow! I just found a handful of muscles I'm sure I never used before.

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 8 a.m.

American Apparel appointed Sexist of the year by genius @Genusfotografen (again, excuse lousy translation) http://t.co/uZjWauu9Yw

@sweden Feb. 8, 2014, 7:53 a.m.

@tapedhands thanks! I recommend children's books and films - simple language, basic words.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 8:24 p.m.

@HimawariChibi oh god I met a dad with 30-something daughters. He told me he had house rules re phones and social media. I changed tables...

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 7:06 p.m.

She's from #umeå MT @TommyWalfridson The most important corporate leader in @sweden is @annaborgeryd She has way to few followers :-)

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

RT @smurfatik: @menehunemedia @sweden I had a similar problem when teaching fermentation, all sites with the word alcohol blocked, includin…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

RT @ScotsInSweden: @menehunemedia @sweden You think that's bad - you should try living in a town called Scunthorpe when filters are searchi…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:56 p.m.

@korikisulda @menehunemedia haha I wouldn't like to meet a person with a nuclear weapon in a dark alley

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

RT @korikisulda: @menehunemedia @sweden We had pages on wikipedia about nuclear weapons blocked at school. Because they were categorised as…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:25 p.m.

Grandson Charlie checking out his dad's new club opening tomorrow. http://t.co/tu6nXjTaZ2

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 5:24 p.m.

RT @menehunemedia: @sweden in the early days of filters, my students couldn't research cancer online because websites containing the word b…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

Ask Net Nanny a question. Or share with someone who needs it! http://t.co/uPGEIP8B3W

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:39 p.m.

On the filtering subject: I run a Q&A service called Net Nanny (haha, so sue me!) http://t.co/uPGEIP8B3W This week in English.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:36 p.m.

@martinb9999 @lmashell I'm afraid it is. For many parents and teachers. In the best of worlds we could do both but I don't see that irl.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:33 p.m.

@martinb9999 @lmashell They are better yes but should they use valuable time to set parameters in filter? I say no. Use time to talk!

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:31 p.m.

Today's discussion abt content filtering illustrates important point: values differ between cultures, groups, countries & individuals.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:28 p.m.

@martinb9999 @lmashell Which it cannot be. Not today and not in the forseeable future. Humans are still to smart. Go humans!

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 1:23 p.m.

RT @lmashell: @sweden Problem w/filtering #27: we don't all have children in our homes and don't want our access to ANY site blocked.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

Mediocre men and affirmative action (sorry for lousy translation) New link thanks to @martinb9999 http://t.co/EmD5t01RG5

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

@artbyailbhe but who compiles these lists?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:41 p.m.

@sargoth but I'm serious abt need for a simple popular sci book abt this. Aimed at parents, teachers, etc.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:39 p.m.

Not everything is new under the sun! The theory of social media in practice by @sargoth http://t.co/N9DMCDZspg

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:31 p.m.

MT @CliveJA Our PM has asked all internet service providers to apply filters to all devices. Already there is evidence filters flawed.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

@CliveJA Yes of course! Why didn't they just ask someone before taking this giant and probably expensive step? Like researchers?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

RT @JjstNine: @sweden Flip side is any semi-effective filter has to remove admin rights denying children the chance to learn to fully use t…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:27 p.m.

@sargoth that is so true. So who writes the ancient greek guide to the internet? Will you? I'll buy and promote book.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:22 p.m.

@etellurian some countries have national filters. That's even more unsafe.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:21 p.m.

@etellurian depends on what filter we are talking abt. Home & school filters you normally set parameters yourself.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

RT @WOWFRICKOFF: @sweden I feel the notion of a filter is irresponsible, the internet is a big place full of negative and positives, kids s…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

RT @JjstNine: @sweden I'll say one thing for filtering: learning to circumvent it is probably a great learning experience in terms of compu…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

@sargoth haha great! Do you have examples?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

Also, we must remember that the loudest advocates for tech solutions are... The people who sell tech solutions.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

RT @rugbystina: @sweden I totally agree. Talk, talk, talk. Help them reflect on what is good and bad and what the risks are (and ask adult …

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

RT @stolt_snapphane: @sweden and let's not forget the latest "glitch" in Internet filters, "krokodil" . Despite filters, gruesome images r…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:10 p.m.

Not much actual discussion abt content filtering. Everyone agrees! Great input from all over the world. Let's keep this up!

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:08 p.m.

RT @loraynlorayn: @sweden The original, and should be best, filters are parents. Teach parents to be internet savvy and it's sorted.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:08 p.m.

RT @__nana: @sweden I think content filters are, overall, just a lazy way to deceive yourself into thinking that you are doing "everything …

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

RT @__nana: @sweden some parents don't even want/have time to talk properly with their kids, so they block content hoping it will be enough…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

It would be like keeping your child indoors to protect from traffic and then suddenly they get out and know nothing abt how to keep safe.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:06 p.m.

Problem w/ content filtering: 4) If we filter content in some computers, what happens when kids use another computer? Or smartphones?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

Swedish internet safety pioneer Stig Roland Rask coined: Put filter in kid's heads instead of in computers.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:03 p.m.

@CliveJA That is so sad! What will happen to these kids when they use their smartphone?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

I say: spend those hours looking your kid in the eyes instead. Ask, talk, be curious and respectful. This is good protection.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:59 a.m.

You basically would need to spend hours fine-tuning your filter to make it fit your values. Sex ed, religion, violence, gender, queer, ...

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:57 a.m.

Problem w/ filtering: 3) We talk too little abt the fact that all filters are underpinned by values. And that we don't share all values.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

Perhaps if parents & teachers really talked to kids, filters would be ok. But that is rare. In most cases, the filter is the only solution.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

Talking to kids abt online (and offline) risk is the only thing that really helps. Research shows that monitoring does not help.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:52 a.m.

Problem w/ content filtering: 2) There is a great risk parents feel secure using filter and do not take full responsability for real safety:

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:51 a.m.

They filter too much (sex education good & tragic example) or too little (and then what's the point?)

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

Problem w/ content filtering: 1) It isn't possible to create filter that targets exactly what you want to keep away from your kids.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

Mediocre men and affirmative action - highly interesting study (sorry for lousy translation) http://t.co/VZjugvy7n0

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:38 a.m.

RT @dartigen: @sweden the kids will simply circumvent the filter, and they will learn to be sneaky instead of learning responsible internet…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:11 a.m.

RT @dekaminski: Wepromise.eu - an #edri campaign to protect future digital rights and freedoms after the coming EU elections: http://t.co/O…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:09 a.m.

@Maxiculture but filters don't really work. I'll elaborate shortly.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

Re filtering RT @AndyLeandy It's always fun to watch digital tourists try to stop digital natives on their home turf =P

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 11:07 a.m.

RT @tom_harper: @sweden They probably have more problems than just the Internet if they think hiding the world from their kids will prepare…

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:50 a.m.

Tragic! RT @ms_keira at our school it was so strict we got banned for researching STI (sexual health) or reproduction for science class

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:49 a.m.

It seems tech-savvy parents might use filters responsably. But what about parents who think it actually protects their kids?

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:39 a.m.

Re filtering RT @ScotsInSweden Home: yes, but light touch. And I view working out how to evade them as a learning experience :-)

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

Re filtering RT @petitecaja Kids usually find a way around such filters anyway, no matter if it's a game or community or chat.”

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:33 a.m.

Re filtering RT @stolt_snapphane see restrictions as training wheels. It helps to get started but should be removed as soon as possible :-)

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 10:09 a.m.

Today's discussion topic: online content filtrering. Should home & school use tech tools to protect kids? My take: it's counter-productive.

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 7 a.m.

More #streetart in #umeå Sadly removed now, but there were stars too. Like a real life game! http://t.co/nGu2LjK3It

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 6:49 a.m.

@stevenkarwoski We have those but I didn't know pulled pork is Nordic food :)

@sweden Feb. 7, 2014, 6:47 a.m.

Wow! Showing this to Emi today! RT @vwdasher you need to show her this! http://t.co/GcGgE1eSY6

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:38 p.m.

Good night! This was a wonderful day. And tomorrow is Friday! Sleep tight!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:29 p.m.

@stevenkarwoski What is Nordic food? Meatballs?

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 10:37 p.m.

@Henkevet She was so nice! Some of these kids will help me write my book abt cyberbullying.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

Some of the lovely kids I met earlier today. Dress-up day for pupils and teachers. http://t.co/IbiGXHPcjj

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:18 p.m.

@menehunemedia you're right, Dragonskolan (sounds way cooler in English) is larger. And it's also a highschool. I was at a middleschool.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 8:50 p.m.

Grandson Elliott is making some final adjustments before going to bed. http://t.co/1eCJv6Ums2

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 5:20 p.m.

@mybell50 yes. Chicken soup and Caesar salad.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

If you are currently watching paint dry you might want to switch to my Bambuser channel and watch me cook dinner http://t.co/pwKtX53RVU

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 4:57 p.m.

@Topalovi That made me laugh a bit too loud in a supermarket! @DPontes_

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 4:49 p.m.

I took Emi for a powerwalk. She could hardly wait! http://t.co/nI16zrRq4S

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 2:14 p.m.

@DPontes_ @Topalovi I wish you had warned me earlier!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 2:12 p.m.

@rantsfromron Thanks for the tip! Will try next time :)

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

OMG! I need coffee! Try keeping 199 13-15 yo kids quiet for 45 minutes!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 12:48 p.m.

Dressup day at the school I'm visiting! They're adorable! Stay tuned for pics.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

Wonderful @Genusfotografen ! RT @TheUppsalaKoala: On the hunt for Sweden's Sexist of the Year with @Genusfotografen: http://t.co/DF314YGMaC

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 12:12 p.m.

More Emi. In the winter she drags a tire to get tired (pun intended). Look at those eyes! http://t.co/UgKDXqF73n

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 12:10 p.m.

@vwdasher She did! I tried to tell her that it was hard work but did she listen?

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

Thanks! I'll try that next time. RT @mrpjones you should use a snow shovel! huskies are useless for scooping up snow!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:48 a.m.

Snow shoveling with husky is not for the weak!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:47 a.m.

On the subject of Emi this is from last winter when i tied her lead to my waist and tried to shovel snow. http://t.co/cj9AMZ8UYk

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:43 a.m.

Emi will wait impatiently for me. She knows I'm taking her out when I get back. http://t.co/NnkhiJmVeM

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:41 a.m.

Time to go! We have to be at Ersängsskolan in 20 minutes. The lecture starts at 12.45. Hurry up!

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:26 a.m.

RT @ArenaFlowers: Inspired by @sweden, a different flower will be tweeting for us each week. This week, a tulip. Take it away, tulip! "....…

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 11:16 a.m.

I just gave my daughter's Husky Emi some frozen meat. http://t.co/pwKtX53RVU

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 10:46 a.m.

Bambuser helps you set up a live broadcast using yr webcam or phonecam. In seconds you're live! Free for charity & personal use. @Topalovi

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Have you tested Swedish broadcasting tool Bambuser? http://t.co/dEpxk3Etgk Easy to use and free.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 10:03 a.m.

Let's celebrate! RT @lenticularis Today, February 6th, is the Sami national day! #sapmi

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:59 a.m.

@lenticularis will do! Thanks for the reminder.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:36 a.m.

There might be drama later if my daughter's dog comes along. Or this broadcast might be even more boring if the cat goes somewhere else.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

Do you want to watch my cat sleep? No I didn't think so. But if: http://t.co/pwKtX53RVU

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 9:05 a.m.

Blogged about #juvenism It needs a little more than 140 characters http://t.co/Nv0hTNkUYJ

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

Good morning! Today I'm taking you to the school where I used to work in the 90's. We're giving a talk abt cyberbullying.

@sweden Feb. 6, 2014, 7:18 a.m.

@PacketNetworks This week I'm researching kids and the internet.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:43 p.m.

Little sister and her two dogs came to pick me up at #umeå airport. NB exotic tractor in background. http://t.co/sJig0QIraw

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:29 p.m.

More art from Umeå: Brilliant photographer & researcher @camillahallgren http://t.co/uD6DdgS0w3

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

RT @swedennewyork: Believe it or not– this guy wears a bike helmet! More on the "invisible" helmet: http://t.co/ECntN1cLpY #SwedenBeyond ht…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

@JuhaHolm I can live with it :)

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

Reading reports, having a snack and waiting for flight home. Life of a researcher. #stayinschoolkids http://t.co/3JxLlZb2ul

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 4:01 p.m.

<3 RT @RachelGarfirth: @sweden never fails to interest me every week.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 2:24 p.m.

Today's last meeting. Head of education in another municipality in Stockholm. Abt #cyberbullying and how schools should act.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:51 p.m.

Free wi-fi and free drinking water, sparkling or still. In #nacka http://t.co/LkIg2chi06

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:26 p.m.

@cganders yes! Actual reality (AR) :)

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:25 p.m.

@Emmaleigh504 me neither. Friend claims I once got lost in parking lot...

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:23 p.m.

@SkandinaviFL in an attempt to include more people and more groups in society, yes. We do more than that though :)

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:21 p.m.

Trying out new thing on this trip: leaving gps in pocket, asking Actual People for directions. And loving it!

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 1:17 p.m.

Got a box of Belgian chocholates! http://t.co/tSl2cyt5F7

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:56 a.m.

@ben_turner it could definately be cultural/language specific. Some of the reactions imply this.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:52 a.m.

@ben_turner depends on context, it can be used to diminish

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:46 a.m.

@ben_turner I was referring to when it is used about legal adults @silencewedge

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

Coincidence though :) RT @gorelsan: @dunkels, this week's @sweden, chooses music on today's radio show Classical Morning. #mediapresence

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:39 a.m.

RT @silencewedge: @sweden I see calling GenX/Y “young adults” as a way for baby boomers to imply that they’re still not real adults

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:28 a.m.

RT @LazyFatNinja: Haha.. @sweden right now is SO swedish. Finds "young adults" offensive (the term).

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:16 a.m.

Researchers on ageism (discrimination and stereotyping of old people) claim they see the exact same power structures.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:14 a.m.

The original English term is childism and #juvenism is my own term in Swedish. But it works in English too I think.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

I use the term #juvenism to describe a power structure underpinned by age. Discrimination and stereotyping of the young.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:09 a.m.

Re: young adults RT @CroPage some older people fear the young without reason so they invent reasons!

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 10:01 a.m.

Coffee break and informal meeting w/ head of education abt interesting idea. Love it when they want my professional opinion abt projects!

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

RT @JoshuaMostafa: @sweden In the Anglosphere the term 'young adult' is also a genre term for fiction aimed at 16-25 year old readers. http…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

@pandora690 It's a small world! I'm in #nacka to give a lecture. I live and work in #umeå

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:09 a.m.

RT @vadakkus: So does Bangalore, India! Well, some parts. RT @sweden: The municipality of Nacka in Stockholm have open free wi-fi! That's d…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:08 a.m.

RT @JoshuaMostafa: @sweden Hardly offensive! It's realistic. There's no fairy dust of maturity sprinkled overnight as someone turns 18.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:08 a.m.

The municipality of Nacka in Stockholm have open free wi-fi! That's democracy.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:05 a.m.

@KrisBoswellRS To me English and American is a blur. We hear both so much; tv radio internet music films.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

RT @JanJoostBouwman: @sweden comedians here made fun of that segmentation by introducing the term older youth for ppl over who still felt y…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

My talk will be about digital competency and what the educational system can learn from contemporary learning models.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 9:02 a.m.

Nice venue for my lecture at 11. Here early to listen to quality analysis of schools in Nacka. http://t.co/OjpgosdW8i

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:38 a.m.

If you on the other hand like to be called young and find it lessens pressure to conform, then it's ok.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:36 a.m.

The offensive is in the context. If young adult is a label to give legal adults less power it's not ok.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

RT @RachelGarfirth: @sweden sometimes associated with groups of young people doing the wrong thing. its actually quite hard to explain haha!

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

RT @RachelGarfirth: @sweden yes. Negative generalisation of teenagers. Mostly associated with low(ish) level crime. Vandalisim etc.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

RT @alexlath: @sweden it's very common in the US in situations where an adult is trying to convince a minor to behave more responsibly.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

I thought you'd never ask! Re: young adults RT @Blattequist why don’t you explain what you find offensive about it, please?

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

RT @ShantDotMe: @sweden but its not like you move from being a minor to an adult in a second... so if this is a middle ground, why not??

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:22 a.m.

:) Re: young adults RT @interchris: @boutdlettres I'd rather be a young adult than an old one. #moredaystolive

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:22 a.m.

Good morning! Lots of thoughts on young adults. Love it! On my way to Nacka. These are shoes in the subway :) http://t.co/f6nNpdWZ8j

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:19 a.m.

RT @interchris: @boutdlettres @sweden same here. I think young is just an offensive term in a society that sees old as respectable/powerful…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:18 a.m.

RT @indieferdie: @sweden in Mexico, young adults is used for economic and statistic purposes. Eg. The young adults (23-29) are the 30% of c…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:18 a.m.

Re: young adults RT @paigenicoleO_O I've always just linked it with people in their early 20's who aren't quite ready to settle down.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

RT @boutdlettres: @sweden Really ? I don't find it offensive : you don't become an adult in a minute. (I'm 25 and still don't consider myse…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

RT @ignaciomunoz88: @sweden It's used here in Chile to represent 20-35yo. Not Offensive. There's also "seniors" (Adulto mayor, +65yo) which…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

@starcrossrock Yes we do. "Jag ba'..." or "Jag bara..."

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:37 a.m.

Re: young adults RT@shirl26 its common here in Canada. I never really thought it to be offensive though.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:36 a.m.

@BlueRaveFinn but I mean legal adults, 18-25ish

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Re: young adults RT @brandoale in Italy it'a not used we use young/giovani. But you're named young also in your late thirties.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

Re: Young adults RT @skrsmnstr usa- we use it here and it's always been said to me in a degrading manner, by someone older.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:33 a.m.

@LEMONedPearl but do you have a word for legal adults, only younger? Here I think it means 18-25ish.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:31 a.m.

@BF_Giant I guess it depends on how and in what context you use it. I often see it used to diminish young people.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:19 a.m.

Do you use "young adults" in your countries? It's catching on in Sweden. I find it slightly offensive. You're either an adult or a minor.

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:05 a.m.

RT @akvbroek: I am going to Theorizing the Web! #TtW14 Come see me present on @Sweden and Digital Anthro http://t.co/AAoJEbwT9m http://t.co/AAoJEbwT9m

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 7:02 a.m.

RT @dekaminski: TT @aliesbati: Swedish FM Carl Bildt sees the chance to take a quick #selfie in front of surprised Iranian FM Zarif: http:/…

@sweden Feb. 5, 2014, 6:29 a.m.

RT @duffaSteve: @sweden IPA isn't from India either - it's from England. It was a brew designed to make the journey over to the ex-pats in …

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 8:07 p.m.

Two Swedish beers for those interested. http://t.co/5knyv02HH5

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 8:02 p.m.

@tanyabraaksma I like the beer. Not sure about the name... @RogueAles

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 7:56 p.m.

RT @imycomic: For the rest of you who didn't follow me on @sweden last week, here are the daily cartoons I did for it! https://t.co/wOYObzS…

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 7:45 p.m.

I'm safe and have a beer in front of me! http://t.co/gHk3xvQrAz

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 7:05 p.m.

Suppose I should be glad we landed safely anywhere and not worry about where.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 7:04 p.m.

Just landed on the wrong airport due to faulty airplane. So the 1,5 h i bragged about turned into 3 and I'll be late to dinner.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 4:57 p.m.

Tomorrow I have one lecture at 11 am and a meeting in the afternoon. And tonight I'm having dinner with old friends.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 4:54 p.m.

Leaving Umeå to go to Stockholm. 1 h flight, 20 min bus to city centre. Quicker than some local commuters get to work!

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 4:52 p.m.

RT @menehunemedia: @sweden Umeå is the best! Spent a week there in May & I highly recommend it. Stieg Larsson self-guided walking tour a mu…

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 4:34 p.m.

At the airport. Local woodcraft artist Sur-Olle made chairs with invitation to sit down in different languages. http://t.co/imYNgHWCo2

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

And most adults too actually :) RT @hejjet this is a quick way to educate young teens: https://t.co/9koZ1EtLAb

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

@hejjet yes if that is what you want to teach them :)

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:19 p.m.

@communicable I love that you use our word! Normally we import yours as you probably know. @Ont_Ombudsman @Barnombudsman

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:16 p.m.

Our current @Barnombudsman, his staff and advisory board http://t.co/4ciGe12u1G make a difference in children’s lives.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:15 p.m.

Read more about the government agency Ombudsman for Children http://t.co/k2LfdY099Z

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:13 p.m.

Ombudsman is a Swedish invention. My favourite is @Barnombudsman – the Ombudsman for Children. Official protector of children’s rights.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:04 p.m.

… the future, kids grow up with social media, “busted!”

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 3:01 p.m.

They gave me: smiles but eyes unhappy, already addicted, what my latest diaper contained, FB users are getting younger, inappropriate, …

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 2:59 p.m.

Talked to students abt attitudes towards young people’s internet use. Showed this pic. Asked for ad-lib reactions. http://t.co/qtPms9mzhi

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 1:40 p.m.

RT @shefunilife: Here's a little nugget for you: @shefunilife was my idea, back when I worked in the uni's central marketing team. It was i…

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

If you’re thinking of visiting Umeå next summer, check out our crowdsourced festival http://t.co/P3ESIPHcPp #umea2014 #uxu

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 12:34 p.m.

Now: quick lunch, powerwalk, shower and pack. Off to Stockholm at 5.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

Yesterday I talked to 4 journalists. (2 about @sweden though). So far only one today. Re the fact that kids teach parents about tech.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 11:58 a.m.

Music and art from #umeå 1: All-round genius Marc Strömberg http://t.co/HsRAxgGVIi

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 10:55 a.m.

@dubac0 no not vodka! Please!

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 10:52 a.m.

Showed this picture in class and asked for reactions. Will translate later. http://t.co/2xmiqzF1ZV

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 10 a.m.

@dubac0 oh please correct any mistakes!

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:59 a.m.

Lecture about after school centres, children and media. http://t.co/ZpfRPCWS4M

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

@ormiga but it’s short enough in one language I think :)

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:49 a.m.

@dubac0 sorry I don’t understand.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:48 a.m.

@ormiga sorry I don’t get it

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:40 a.m.

Normally I blog in Swedish but this week, for you, I blog in English.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:39 a.m.

We discussed internet addiction yesterday. I blogged about it: http://t.co/OFaTdI3Hbu

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 9:16 a.m.

@FitnessSake some bread butter cheese and sliced cucumber is a good base. Anything sweet will do. They will love you for making an effort!

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

Busy morning today. Not used to that. Normally my family takes hours to get ready. Now: blog abt internet addiction. Brb.

@sweden Feb. 4, 2014, 8:41 a.m.

@FitnessSake a fika is not a very formal thing. Just let everyone take whatever they like in their coffee. Good luck!

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:39 p.m.

@dubac0 it was around zero all day

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:21 p.m.

@_brksn_ I aggree! We must break those bad habits.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:19 p.m.

@Nestor076 haha but you haven’t seen my son drive. He is really thorough in his practice and his theoretical studies.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:17 p.m.

@JanJanssonShow what? Patient? I thought my roll is to scream and sigh and tear my hair in dispair! :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:15 p.m.

@dampan_ yes it looks relaxing and seems to bring people together

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:14 p.m.

@dubac0 not yet but today’s roads were natural skid control tests :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 8:30 p.m.

Hanging out with grandson Charlie. He should be sleeping by now. http://t.co/vwa3CYMCrG

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Helping my son to practice driving. http://t.co/KLQFH5nUSo

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 3:42 p.m.

Ok I’m back. That was no picknick I tells ya. Icy roads, sanding machines working like crazy.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 2:34 p.m.

Time for my powerwalk. It’s really icy out there so if i’m not back in an hour or so, send out a search party. http://t.co/iLy7z9OoML

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

@parker_sucks ah meshuggah! Originally from Umeå. Re citizenship it’s not my area. migrationsverket.se will provide info.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

> eternity, nonymity, counter strategies and juvenism are terms I will talk about. You’ll be there with me of course.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

And now: preparing lecture for students training to be after-school centre teachers (fritidslärare). Attitudes towards children’s net use, >

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:56 p.m.

I was fishing for reactions on my terminology. I will ofc explain during this week.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:54 p.m.

@dubac0 I’d love to hear more abt that!

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:53 p.m.

@dubac0 I pride myself in being an advocate for young people’s rights so I think a lot about the power relations you mention. Important!

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:49 p.m.

RT @adunk: Big sis @dunkels is in charge of Sweden's official Twitter account this week! @sweden #awesomeness

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:48 p.m.

I’ll talk to the kids abt openness, asynchronic interaction, power relations, anonymity and Google hygiene. Pretty much what I say to adults

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:42 p.m.

@dubac0 but they are kids. And people. 12-16 years. I would never call uni students kids. Not even young adults which is catching on here.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

Preparing lecture for kids about hate, love and bullying on the internet. I’m taking you along on Thursday.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

RT @JimBarrett: At @sweden this week is my friend and colleague Elza; I suggest you take note. A brilliant researcher on social media and y…

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 12:03 p.m.

@avatar81 as I mentioned earlier we need to define before we discuss. One man’s overuse is perfect for someone else.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, noon

RT @Fondacey: @sweden Popular usage of 'Social media addiction" in truth means, "strong desire to communicate and interact" which is simply…

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:25 a.m.

@avatar81 oh that might be the case. What does it mean?

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:19 a.m.

RT @Expat_Therapy: @sweden Yikes! News media often describes self-reports of 'addiction' as if they are clinical addiction, which of course…

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:19 a.m.

I need to read (mostly crime novels) in bed or I don’t sleep. Does that make me an addict? No because it’s not a problem.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:17 a.m.

Haha yes but why would you want to? RT @Alrecenk I can quit anytime I want.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:16 a.m.

I say you need to define addiction first. Is there a problem? Ok, we might have to discuss. If not, it’s no more an addiction than reading.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

Just got off the phone. Journalist called to ask about social media addiction. The paper asked 500 readers & 40% claim to be addicted.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:50 a.m.

This lovely piece of #streetart is painted in a tunnel close to where I live. #umea2014 http://t.co/udhbN1ypwz

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:37 a.m.

I actually forgot mentioning music in my presentation http://t.co/x8nxD5C4Xl You will read about music & art this week. Wallart & streetart.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

Do I ever? Stay tuned! RT @ourdaysarehere Hi! I’m really interested in learning about the Swedish music scene. Any band recommendations? :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:28 a.m.

@SamBFrank <3 our tweeters are swedes, so yes you need to come here :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

@dubac0 cake or fruit IS the equivalent of cake or death! FRUIT? if there’s cake? @eddieizzard

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:24 a.m.

You gotta love the internet! In one h we croudsourced a Swedish word for selfie!

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:23 a.m.

RT @touqo: Asked a Swedish word for "selfie" from @sweden. This is what I got: självis, egopic, fotopåsesjälv, självare (my favorite), and.…

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:23 a.m.

Yes I actually prepare even reading :) #lifeofaresearcher

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:22 a.m.

Today I have preparations to do. For a lecture tomorrow, a lecture and a meeting Wednesday, lecture Thursday and reading Friday.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:12 a.m.

@conandX you are so right! that was only to please the moralists

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 10:08 a.m.

Fika time! At least twice a day Swedish work places have fika breaks. Coffee break extraordinaire. Cake or fruit? http://t.co/s2ui47nxGy

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:54 a.m.

:) RT @Mocko500: Got a feeling @sweden is gonna be good this week.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:53 a.m.

@techboy_88 you will after this week if you stay tuned :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

RT @grodaeu: @sweden @touqo I think the Swedish word for selfie is "selfie" just like the swedish word for radio is "radio"

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:52 a.m.

@alvmarken bad and counter productive (short version, stay tuned for longer)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:50 a.m.

If you want more info please check out http://t.co/x8nxD5C4Xl

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:50 a.m.

I plan to tell you about #umeå and #umea2014 as well. We are the Capital of Culture this year. Together with Riga, Latvia.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

What do you say? Is there? @touqo: @sweden is there a Swedish word for ”selfie“?

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:44 a.m.

@touqo no I don’t think so. We use selfie. But wait let me check.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:41 a.m.

@dubac0 Not sure what you mean by do I use algorithms @CCriadoPerez

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:40 a.m.

Wow! That’s me on the pic now! Selfie taken leaning over kitchen sink to get good light.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:38 a.m.

RT @SaraMrtsell: Yey! good stuff - @dunkels takes charge of the @sweden acount this week :)

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:38 a.m.

I’m 53 years old, mother of 4, grandmother of 2 and one on the way. I own a cat and my extended family owns 7 dogs.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:34 a.m.

@I_am_europe Wow! Are you all awake already? :) Good morning to you too!

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:33 a.m.

I’m a researcher and teacher educator at Umeå University. I’ll be tweeting about my research on young people’s net cultures.

@sweden Feb. 3, 2014, 9:29 a.m.

Hi, I’m @sweden this week. It’s not my pic yet but soon. Normally I’m @dunkels but for now, I’m all Sweden!