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Digital Natives 04.24.09. Jay Baker Systems & Technology Librarian Palomar College [email protected] This presentation is available at: a conversation with collaboration and participation and sharing. The web is now. a social network!.

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digital natives 04 24 09

Digital Natives04.24.09

Jay Baker

Systems & Technology Librarian

Palomar College

[email protected]

This presentation is available at:

the web is now

a conversation

with collaboration

and participation

and sharing.

The web is now

the web is now1

a social network!

The web is now


The thing is though …

There are seemingly a million social sites.


The nice thing is that most 2.0 apps fall into some simple categories.

  • blogging
    • Blogger
  • microblogging
    • Twitter
  • document sharing / collaboration
    • Google Docs
  • photo sharing
    • Flickr / Picasa
  • video sharing
    • YouTube / Vimeo
  • social bookmarking
  • crowdsourced content
    • Wikipedia / Medpedia
  • social networking
    • Facebook / MySpace

Uh oh!

That wasn’t so simple!


The nice thing is, though …

Web 2.0 is kinda fun!

23 things learning 2 0
23 Things / Learning 2.0

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.

learning outcomes for today
Learning Outcomes for today
  • RSS and Blogs
    • iGoogle & Google Reader
  • Document collaboration
    • Google Docs
  • Microblogging
    • Twitter
  • Social networking
    • Facebook

Really Simple Syndication

RSS Aggregators

Used to keep track of blogs. I’m going to illustrate iGoogle and Google Reader.

google account
Google Account

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.


Twitter in Plain English

oprah tweeted for the first time last friday
Oprah tweeted for the first time last Friday

and on Thursday of the next week she had 534,822 followers causing a 43% increase in Twitter traffic..

a twitter revolution
A Twitter revolution?

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”



Some other Twitter examples

  • Take Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter,
  • Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care
    • Some physicians are using Twitter to let patients connect and by doing
    • so are letting their patients bypass the appointment bureaucracy.
  • 10 High Fliers on Twitter
    • Some faculty and administrators are using Twitter to monitor the academic
    • world and disseminate information among colleagues.
  • Some suburbs tapping into Twitter: Social networking sites offer
  • new way to get information to residents.
    • “in the past few months, Falcon Heights, Minnetonka and Edina have become
    • suburban government pioneers, tapping Twitter to send instant alerts on
    • everything from snow emergencies to spring sewer back-ups.”
    • -Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – 04/03/09

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.”

Information Today

March 2008


So …

Digital natives definitely use Facebook.


And digital natives can get upset when changes are made …

d igital natives huh
Digital natives … huh?

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.

-Sasha Frere-Jones

The New Yorker (04.20.09)

what do digital natives do with facebook
What do digital natives do with Facebook?
  • Photos: Facebook is the #1 photo sharing application on the web almost 3 times larger than the next largest, Flickr.
  • Status Updates:You can microblog in Facebook, too. You can link them with tools like
  • Connect:Facebook does this, too.
  • Share:Facebook is a great place to share new information you’ve found. (Upside down tomatoes!)