Legislation in Missouri, USA restricts educators in their use of Social Media. The legislation (Senate Bill 54) was signed into law last month by Governor Jay Nixon and affects members of the Missouri State Teachers Association.

Here’s the irony: To fully comply with the law, educators find they require social media tools to connect with all the people to be “protected” by the law. The article goes on to describe how phone, mail, in-person are no longer sufficient to cover all the touchpoints of Web 2.1 living.

Borrow from William James here, agnosticism is a belief.

Web 2.0 agnosticism – personal, legislative, or procrastinated – is not an option. It’s a context that will be managed. The choice is actively managing the experience or letting others manage it for you. The costs and stakes are obvious. Click through to Empower Relationships (right).