Digital Natives 04.24.09. Jay Baker Systems & Technology Librarian Palomar College [email protected] This presentation is available at: http://faculty.palomar.edu/jbaker. a conversation with collaboration and participation and sharing. The web is now. a social network!.
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The web is now
The web is now
There are seemingly a million social sites.
That wasn’t so simple!
Web 2.0 is kinda fun!
This workshop is adapted from the Learning 2.0 project at the the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.
Their Learning 2.0 Program is a discovery learning program designed to encourage staff to explore new technologies.
Really Simple Syndication
Used to keep track of blogs. I’m going to illustrate iGoogle and Google Reader.
This is worthwhile because you can use it for Gmail, Blogger, Picasa, iGoogle, Google Docs.
Let’s set up yours now. If you already have one, help your neighbor.
and on Thursday of the next week she had 534,822 followers causing a 43% increase in Twitter traffic..
Student Protests Are Turning Into A Twitter Revolution In Moldova
“Students in Moldova are using Twitter as a tool to mobilize opposition against a communist victory in Moldovian elections. According to reports, close to 10,000 protesters gathered at Moldova’s parliament”
92% use Facebook
The “demographic (from 18 to 25 years old) is 52% of Facebook\'s user base, averaging 30 to 45 minutes each day on the site.”
Digital natives definitely use Facebook.
One way to understand social-networking sites like Facebook and MySpace is to consider that younger digital natives are not necessarily being exhibitionists when they post photographs of themselves and share personal details there. Instead, these users are living a life in which consciousness is spread out evenly over two platforms: real life and the Web.
The New Yorker (04.20.09)