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Technology in its myriad of forms is pervasive in our daily lives. Women interact with technology differently than men and women across the generations use technology for different purposes. This ...

Technology in its myriad of forms is pervasive in our daily lives. Women interact with technology differently than men and women across the generations use technology for different purposes. This talk will look at how women of all ages use technology to express themselves and engage with the world around them. We will explore the impact of computers, the Internet, mobile devices, video, and other technologies on the ways in which women form and express their identities from childhood through the senior years.

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    • WOMEN’S STUDIES RESIDENCY 2011 Life Begins at 40 - Celebrating Women's Studies at SUNY Empire State College Dr. Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein, Northeast Center   wsresc.pbworks.com A Cross-Generational View of Women & Technology WOMEN’S STUDIES RESIDENCY 2011 Life Begins at 40 - Celebrating Women's Studies at SUNY Empire State College Dr. Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein, Northeast Center
    • Technology in its myriad forms is pervasive in our daily lives.
    • Women interact with technology differently than men, and women across the generations use technology for different purposes.
    • This talk will look at how women of all ages use technology to express themselves and engage with the world around them.
    • We will explore the impact of computers, the Internet, mobile devices, video, and other technologies on the ways in which women form and express their identities from childhood through the senior years.
    • genda
      • Introduction & Overview
      • Women & Men :
      • How Do Compare Online?
      • Across the Generations :
      • How are Girls & Women
      • Interacting with Technology?
      • The Future…
      • Throughout…
        • Keep your TECH ON
          • Ask Questions
          • Tweet - @lisadaw/womenandtechnology 
          • E-mail – [email_address]
          • Go to the wiki – wsresc.pbworks.com
        • Have fun
        • Enjoy videos – as examples not plugs for the companies nor products
    • Got Tech? What is the black & white image on the computer screen to the right? BONUS: Can you read it?
    • http://bit.ly/dailytech2011
    •  
    • Comparing Women & Men Online “ Men like the internet for the experiences it offers… Women like it for the human connections it promotes.” Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2005
    • Got Tech? How do you use the Internet? BONUS: Have you Googled yourself in the last week?
    • Click the source below to link directly to the report.
      • 67% of the adult American population goes online
        • 68% of men and 66% of women
      • Younger women are more likely than younger men to be online
        • 86% of women ages 18-29 are online, compared with 80% of men that age
      • Older men are more likely than older women to be online
        • 34% of men 65 and older use the internet, compared with 21% of women that age
      How Men & Women Use the Internet
    • Internet Compared with women, online men are more likely to use the internet to: check the weather, get news, get do-it-yourself information, check for sports information, get political information, get financial information, do job-related research, download software, listen to music, rate a product/person/service through an online reputation system, download music files, use a webcam, and take a class. Compared with men, online women are more likely to use the internet to: send and receive email, get maps and directions, look for health and medical information, use web sites to get support for health or personal problems, and get religious information. Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2005
    • E-mail
      • Men and women both appreciate email for its efficiencies and convenience.
      • More women than men send and receive email, and they use it in a richer and more engaging way.
      • Women are more likely than men to use email to write to friends and family, sharing news, discussing worries, planning events, forwarding jokes and funny stories, etc.
      • Women are more likely to feel satisfied with the role
      • of email in their lives, especially when it comes to
      • nurturing their relationships.
      Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2005
    • Across Adult Generations: How are We Online? “ Over half of the adult internet population is between 18 and 44 years old. But larger percentages of older generations are online now than in the past, and they are doing more activities online.” Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project surveys taken from 2006-2008.
    • The Adult Generations % of Population/ % of Internet Users Generation Name Birth Years, Ages in 2009 % of total adult % of internet-using population population Gen Y (Millennials) Born 1977-1990, Ages 18-32 26% 30% Gen X Born 1965-1976, Ages 33-44 20% 23% Younger Boomers Born 1955-1964, Ages 45-54 20% 22% Older Boomers Born 1946-1954, Ages 55-63 13% 13% Silent Generation Born 1937-1945, Ages 64-72 9% 7% G.I. Generation Born -1936, Age 73+ 9% 4% Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project December 2008 survey
    • What are the Generations Doing Online?
      • Teens & Generation Y (internet users age 18-32)
      • Entertainment & social networks online
        • Seek entertainment through online videos, online games, and virtual worlds, and downloaded music.
        • Internet users ages 12-32 are more likely than older users to read other people’s blogs and to write their own; are considerably more likely than older generations to use social networking sites and to create
        • Teen and Generation Y users are also significantly more likely than older generations to send instant messages to friends.
      • Older generations (ages 33+)
      • Internet as a tool for research, shopping and banking
        • Researching health information is the third most popular online activity with the most senior age group, after email and online search.
        • 80% of Generation X (ages 33-44) internet users buy products online, compared with 71% of internet users ages 18-32, 38% of online teens, 56% of internet users ages 64-72 and 47% of internet users age 73 and older.
      Source: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project surveys taken from 2006-2008.
    • Got Tech? Which of the following tech gadgets do you have? BONUS: Who is TechGadget?
    • What Gadgets Do Adults Use?
      • Cell phones
        • 85% of all adults own cell phones
        • 90% of all adults, including 62% of those age 75+, live in a household with at least one working cell phone.
      • Desktop computers are most popular with adults ages 35-65,
      • Laptop computer or netbook - Millennials are the only generation that is more likely to own these rather than a than a desktop: 70% own a laptop, compared with 57% who own a desktop.
      • iPod or other mp3 player - almost 50% of all adults own one
        • 74% of adults ages 18-34 own an mp3 player, compared with only 56% of the next oldest generation, Gen X (ages 35-46).
      • Game consoles are uniformly popular with all adults ages 18-46, 63% of whom own these devices.
      • Overall, 5% of adults own an e-book reader , and 4% own an iPad or other tablet computer .
      • About one in 11 (9%) adults do not own any of the devices,
      • including 43% of adults age 75 and older.
      Source : Pew Internet & American Life Project, Generations & Their Gadgets, February 3, 2011 http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Generations-and-gadgets/Overview.aspx
    • Source : Pew Internet & American Life Project, Generations & Their Gadgets, February 3, 2011 http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Generations-and-gadgets/Overview.aspx
    • Talkin’ ‘bout my Generations
    • Youth Ages Birth-12 Young Adult 13-25 Adult 26-56 Older Adults 57+ Elementary/Tweens 5-12 Babies/Toddlers Birth - 4 Teens 13-17 Stage 1 Millennials 18-25 Stage 2 Millennials 26-34 Gen X 35-46 Younger Boomers 47-56 Older Boomers 57-65 Seniors 66+
    • Youth Birth-12 Elementary/Tweens 5-12 Babies/Toddlers Birth - 4
    • Babies & Toddlers
    • http://bit.ly/KyliePC
    • An Egyptian man has named his recently born baby girl "Facebook" in the wake of the 18 days of protests that used social media as an organizing tool to overthrow the government there. Al-Ahram, an Egyptian newspaper, first reported that Gamal Ibrahim, a man in his 20s, chose to name his first daughter Facebook as a way to honor the role the website played in Egypt's undergoing revolution, according to CNN .
    • Got Tech? What is the holder for? BONUS: Do you want one for yourself or someone you know?
    •  
    • Blogs & Facebook
    • There’s an App for Everyone
    • http://www.vincigenius.com/ “ iPad” for Babies & Toddlers
    • Elementary & Tweens
    • http://bit.ly/TeaPartyTech
    • Diary of a Tech Savy Tween
    • http://bit.ly/VideoJournalGirls
    • http://www.girlsgotech.org/index.html
    • IM ME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywkQ2OWBZU&feature=related My Secret world for DS Nintendo
    • http://bit.ly/DigitalNationTrailer
    • Young Adult 13-25 Teens 13-17 Stage 1 Millennials 18-25
    • Teens 13-17
    • http://bit.ly/TextingDaughter
    • Got Tech? See the signs on your tables? What are the letters on them an example of? BONUS: Can you translation?
    • For anyone with a teenaged daughter, it isn’t surprising…
      • “ Cell phone texting has become the preferred channel of basic communication between teens and their friends, and cell calling is a close second.”
      72% of all teens are text-messengers (51% in 2006) 54% of teens are daily texters 75% of 12-17 year-olds own cell phones (45% in 2004) SOURCE: Teens and Mobile Phones http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
    • Communication Expectations
    • Living Their Lives Online Source: Frontline’s Digital Nation http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/identity/living-their-lives-online.html?play
    • http://bit.ly/TeenSecretOnlineLife
    • Stage 1 Millenials
    • The Future of Shopping http://bit.ly/futureofshopping
    • Digital Native Map http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/extras/digital_native.html
    • Young Women & Activism in the Digital Age For young activists, video is their voice By Don Aucoin, Boston Globe Staff  |  March 5, 2010 When Elisa Kreisinger wanted to protest the newly diminished visibility of gay characters and story lines on television, she didn’t launch a petition drive or write an angry op-ed piece. Instead, like many other members of the YouTube generation for whom the visual language is a native tongue, she found a way to have her say with video rather than words. Kreisinger remixed scenes from “Sex and the City’’ into a pair of pro-gay narratives, and uploaded the resulting videos to her blog, drawing 21,000 hits. “ I wouldn’t have done it if it was text-based,’’ said Kreisinger, a 23-year-old Simmons College grad from Cambridge. “Things are more easily communicated through video . . . And there can be more powerful statements.’’
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/viewdle
    • Adult 26-56 Stage 2 Millennials 26-34 Gen X 35-46 Younger Boomers 47-56
    • An invaluable tool to a working mom. With cameras on WiFi enabled mobile technologies, you can snuggle with your little one even when you are 1,000 miles away on a business trip.
    • Moms & Technology http://whateverybabyneeds.com/
    • http://bit.ly/techwithfather
    • Me to the World on FB
    • Me to my 383friends on FB
    • My So Called Facebook Life I would consider the addition of facebook in my life similiar to many others - that is in this very busy time of my life it allows me to take a peak at old friends and families pics to keep up with their lives. A few times it has made communication possible that would probably not have happened if it weren't for facebook. Recently I learned that a friend of mine from college was murdered and i was facebook message'd to let me know what had happened. All of us were able to post messages to her twin sister's facebook page to express our sorrow. I also agree with my sister, however, that the constant access can be distracting. I have a hard time not getting sucked into chats or reading people's updates on Facebook, and even though these tools have allowed me to (re)connect with a number of people that I may never have spoken to again, I also feel that the quality of these relationships is fairly superficial... what does it really mean to be 'friends' with someone on FB? I am afraid that the superficial nature of these technologically-assisted relationships pervades into our day to day ability to connect with people as well- I almost never pick up the phone to make a call any more because texting is so much quicker. I sometimes feel a little ADD with the constant input- like my brain is not primed for so much data- and I haven't even ventured into the world of Twitter! Maybe this makes me old, but I also believe there is a limit to how much the human brain can process, and I wonder when we will reach the breaking point?
    • What I can see of my friends… This is not just a pedicure picture. It is actually a story of connecting across continents…
    • Connecting with Parents at a Distance The years I lived in the city (2001-2005) my mom and I used to talk to on the phone almost every day while I was walking home from the subway. We never talked this often before and we talked about mostly mundane things interlaced with more important issues. But it did seem like we got to know each other better through these talks. While we talk alot now it is not the same because usually after 2 minutes I have to go because the baby is crying or I have to get back to work. Now that my parents have an internet connection at their house in Ecuador, I was able to have a Skype chat with our Ecuadorian godchildren, who I haven't seen in 2 years. They were all a little shy to talk on the video, and my parents thought that they probably didn't fully understand the concept of how they were seeing me in the US. It is pretty amazing when you think that these kids, who I first met back in 2003, and who live in a one-room shack with no running water in a remote hilltown in Ecuador, are able to sit in front of a computer and see me in San Francisco. I brought the computer around my apartment to show them my cats, my bedroom, etc. Dina, the second youngest got to show me her missing teeth, and I explained the concept of the tooth fairy, at which point her eyes got very wide.
    • Watching Baby Grow My sister and I do skype calls alot so she can see my son. The calls consist of me putting the computer in a place where my son is playing and my sister talks to him and he goes between laughing at the computer and playing. She and I usually chat while she gets to watch her nephew. I definitely second my sister’s thoughts in that is has been amazing to be able to use Skype as a tool to watch my nephew grow. Now that I have lived on the West Coast for nearly 8 years, I've gotten used to seeing family only once or twice a year, and I think that the availability of communication technology is what makes this tolerable. I speak to my parents and siblings regularly, wherever they are in the world, but having a baby in the family now makes the visual connection so much more important.
    • Families & The Future…It’s Now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCq3K1aNAhY
    • The Pressures of Technology For me the "bad" of technology is that it limits the privacy. We can always be found whether on skype, facebook, gmail chat, cellphones...i sometimes find myself changing all of my settings to private or invisible so as to avoid calls or skypes or chats...I feel guilt because my facebook page hasn't been updated and that I have lost touch with friends from Afghanistan even though we all have facebook, email....I often miss the days of home phones and answering machines. I think about this often and why sometimes i profoundly dislike all of this technology. I guess because i often feel busy and the calls and chats interrupt my already hectic life. It can also be a reminder of what my life is not at the moment. For example, friends who have really interesting careers or are on great vacations....Not to make my life sound depressing but at the moment it is stressful. I commute 130 miles a day to work...I dislike my job...My son is a great kid but can be a handful...i don't particularly like where we live...anyway I guess technology can be a reminder of where others are at and where I wish I was. However, I do wonder if everyone is as happy as they seem on their facebook pages!
    • Older Boomers & Seniors
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ChalutzProductions
    • Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Older-Adults-and-Social-Media.aspx
      • Between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 50-64 grew by 88%--from 25% to 47%.
      • During the same period, use among those ages 65 and older grew 100%--from 13% to 26%.
      • By comparison, social networking use among users ages 18-29 grew by 13%—from 76% to 86%.”
      My BFF Rose is on Facebook too Social networking use among internet users ages 50+:
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