The Editorial- Examining Social Software in Teacher Education four components were discussed. The first component stated that social software supports scaffolding, where students receive support from other students, teachers and parents. Social software also encourages active participation as well as a learning environment that provides opportunities that otherwise may not be available. Lastly the learning communities provide a safe environment where students can try out their ideas and interact with each other. I found it interesting about the story the author used as his introduction. The social software can be a bad thing, but used in the correct tone can be beneficial to academia.