teens n tech:  where r wii? Laura Solomon OPLIN [email_address] www.librarygeekwoes.com
Serving today… <ul><li>A little background </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>WoW <...
Where are we  now ? http://flickr.com/photos/silvery/2414538926/
Browser birthday
 
“ Not a  whole  lot”…? <ul><li>“ Not a whole lot... her computer, her iPod, her cell phone, video games, that's it pretty ...
Teen  Laura’s  technology
Laura’s  mom’s  technology
Wifi in the  womb ?
Pay  attention http://www.youtube.com/v/_M_336pDWoM
Gadgets  galore 84% 63%
Why so  much  technology? CONNECTIONS
Everyone’s  doing it <ul><li>“ Social networking penetration with teens close to 100%” </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Age  2007 </li...
<ul><li>“ Let there be  content !” </li></ul>L
… and  share  it <ul><li>64% of online teens create content </li></ul>
Kiss authoritative  goodbye <ul><li>By 2010,  70%  of all digital information being created will be  user generated </li><...
<ul><li>YOUTH </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T  NEED  </li></ul><ul><li>ANOTHER WEBSITE . </li></ul><ul><li>MTV ASIA, 2008 </li></ul>
The Myspace  generation <ul><li>“ They live online. They buy online. They play online. Their power is growing.” </li></ul>...
MySpace…get  over  it <ul><li>It’s ugly </li></ul><ul><li>It’s controversial </li></ul><ul><li>It’s where your kids are </...
<ul><li>&quot;Advice to parents: give your kids their (My)space&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D </li></ul><...
More  from Rosen <ul><li>“ Parents have a total misconception about what their kids are doing online.” </li></ul>
More from Rosen clueless
More from Rosen
<ul><li>“ More than half of MySpace visitors are now age 35 or older ” </li></ul><ul><li>comScore Media Metrix   </li></ul...
Libraries with MySpace <ul><li>Clark County PL  ( http://www.myspace.com/theinformationplace ) </li></ul><ul><li>Worthingt...
FWIW …cell phones http://flickr.com/photos/compujeramey/168108824/
Bloom-Carroll  High School <ul><li>Rural high school </li></ul><ul><li>Near Lancaster </li></ul><ul><li>Median income is $...
No cell?  Not  cool <ul><li>91% own a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>83% text </li></ul><ul><li>Most important thing EVER </...
Cell = Swiss Army Knife?
What tools are  vital ? <ul><li>Text messaging (72%) </li></ul><ul><li>Customize wallpaper (72%) </li></ul><ul><li>Take di...
A  new  “digital divide” <ul><li>Cell  No Cell </li></ul>
<ul><li>World’s first “social film” coming later this year </li></ul>
New  words <ul><li>LOL </li></ul><ul><li>POS </li></ul><ul><li>IIRC  </li></ul><ul><li>YMMV  </li></ul><ul><li>WDALYIC  </...
Why, yes it  is <ul><li>SMS language </li></ul><ul><li>Chatspeak </li></ul><ul><li>Txt </li></ul><ul><li>Txtspk </li></ul>...
Cells in  libraries ?
What can cells  do  in the library? <ul><li>Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Access the catalog/website </li></ul><ul><li>Get SM...
http://www.twitter.com
Video games…at school??
The  Wii
<ul><li>“ Let's get this out of the way first: the Wii's graphics look terrible compared with the competition. But within ...
How long does it take to sell a Wii in the U.S.? 1 hour. Wired,  04/23/08
It’s all about the  people
Wii  commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/p5cPVP_llfo
Wii  Fit
But in  MY  library? <ul><li>YES! </li></ul>
Laura’s bday present Will be available for play during the break!
 
<ul><li>MMORPG </li></ul><ul><li>Largest in the WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction by 12 th  grader  ( http://youtube.co...
<ul><li>An incredible level of complexity </li></ul>An incredible level of  complexity Seeing is believing http://www.warc...
How can libraries  support  WoW?
Virtual is  real
“ Most people over 30 have a bit of difficulty grasping the concept of why you’d want a digital version of yourself online...
Eye4You Alliance   http://www.youtube.com/v/8r2sTKx7KvA
So what does all this mean to me,  Laura?
Your “patrons” may not be in your tax locality
Outreach is now also  digital
<ul><li>The word “friend” may be  redefined </li></ul>
Experiment. <ul><li>There may be no better moment, in our lifetimes, to do so. </li></ul>
 
Questions? <ul><li>IM:   lebachai (MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter:   laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li>  O...
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    1. 1. teens n tech: where r wii? Laura Solomon OPLIN [email_address] www.librarygeekwoes.com
    2. 2. Serving today… <ul><li>A little background </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>WoW </li></ul><ul><li>Wii </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>What does all this mean to me, Laura? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where are we now ? http://flickr.com/photos/silvery/2414538926/
    4. 4. Browser birthday
    5. 6. “ Not a whole lot”…? <ul><li>“ Not a whole lot... her computer, her iPod, her cell phone, video games, that's it pretty much.” </li></ul>
    6. 7. Teen Laura’s technology
    7. 8. Laura’s mom’s technology
    8. 9. Wifi in the womb ?
    9. 10. Pay attention http://www.youtube.com/v/_M_336pDWoM
    10. 11. Gadgets galore 84% 63%
    11. 12. Why so much technology? CONNECTIONS
    12. 13. Everyone’s doing it <ul><li>“ Social networking penetration with teens close to 100%” </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Age 2007 </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>“ Let there be content !” </li></ul>L
    14. 15. … and share it <ul><li>64% of online teens create content </li></ul>
    15. 16. Kiss authoritative goodbye <ul><li>By 2010, 70% of all digital information being created will be user generated </li></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>YOUTH </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T NEED </li></ul><ul><li>ANOTHER WEBSITE . </li></ul><ul><li>MTV ASIA, 2008 </li></ul>
    17. 18. The Myspace generation <ul><li>“ They live online. They buy online. They play online. Their power is growing.” </li></ul><ul><li>--cover story, BusinessWeek </li></ul><ul><li>(December 12, 2005 ) </li></ul>
    18. 19. MySpace…get over it <ul><li>It’s ugly </li></ul><ul><li>It’s controversial </li></ul><ul><li>It’s where your kids are </li></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>&quot;Advice to parents: give your kids their (My)space&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D </li></ul><ul><li>Author of Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation </li></ul>
    20. 21. More from Rosen <ul><li>“ Parents have a total misconception about what their kids are doing online.” </li></ul>
    21. 22. More from Rosen clueless
    22. 23. More from Rosen
    23. 24. <ul><li>“ More than half of MySpace visitors are now age 35 or older ” </li></ul><ul><li>comScore Media Metrix </li></ul><ul><li>October 2006 </li></ul>
    24. 25. Libraries with MySpace <ul><li>Clark County PL ( http://www.myspace.com/theinformationplace ) </li></ul><ul><li>Worthington PL ( http://www.myspace.com/worthingteens ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland PL ( http://www.myspace.com/clevelandlibrary ) </li></ul><ul><li>OPLIN ( http://www.myspace.com/clevelandlibrary ) </li></ul>
    25. 26. FWIW …cell phones http://flickr.com/photos/compujeramey/168108824/
    26. 27. Bloom-Carroll High School <ul><li>Rural high school </li></ul><ul><li>Near Lancaster </li></ul><ul><li>Median income is $35,509 </li></ul>
    27. 28. No cell? Not cool <ul><li>91% own a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>83% text </li></ul><ul><li>Most important thing EVER </li></ul>
    28. 29. Cell = Swiss Army Knife?
    29. 30. What tools are vital ? <ul><li>Text messaging (72%) </li></ul><ul><li>Customize wallpaper (72%) </li></ul><ul><li>Take digital pictures (63%) </li></ul><ul><li>Play games (56%) </li></ul><ul><li>OTX (Online Testing eXchange) Nov. 2007 </li></ul>
    30. 31. A new “digital divide” <ul><li>Cell No Cell </li></ul>
    31. 32. <ul><li>World’s first “social film” coming later this year </li></ul>
    32. 33. New words <ul><li>LOL </li></ul><ul><li>POS </li></ul><ul><li>IIRC </li></ul><ul><li>YMMV </li></ul><ul><li>WDALYIC </li></ul><ul><li>OMG a whole new language?? </li></ul>
    33. 34. Why, yes it is <ul><li>SMS language </li></ul><ul><li>Chatspeak </li></ul><ul><li>Txt </li></ul><ul><li>Txtspk </li></ul><ul><li>texting language </li></ul><ul><li>txt talk </li></ul>
    34. 35. Cells in libraries ?
    35. 36. What can cells do in the library? <ul><li>Contests </li></ul><ul><li>Access the catalog/website </li></ul><ul><li>Get SMS about holds, overdues </li></ul>
    36. 37. http://www.twitter.com
    37. 38. Video games…at school??
    38. 39. The Wii
    39. 40. <ul><li>“ Let's get this out of the way first: the Wii's graphics look terrible compared with the competition. But within about a half hour of playing games on Nintendo's revolutionary Wii, you won't care. “ </li></ul><ul><li>PC Magazine, 11/13/06 </li></ul>
    40. 41. How long does it take to sell a Wii in the U.S.? 1 hour. Wired, 04/23/08
    41. 42. It’s all about the people
    42. 43. Wii commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/p5cPVP_llfo
    43. 44. Wii Fit
    44. 45. But in MY library? <ul><li>YES! </li></ul>
    45. 46. Laura’s bday present Will be available for play during the break!
    46. 48. <ul><li>MMORPG </li></ul><ul><li>Largest in the WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction by 12 th grader ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=mmz3nxbnB2k ) </li></ul>
    47. 49. <ul><li>An incredible level of complexity </li></ul>An incredible level of complexity Seeing is believing http://www.warcraftmovies.com/stream.php?id=56860&stream=&h=af23946841f708d18f5a765d0382ab8e
    48. 50. How can libraries support WoW?
    49. 51. Virtual is real
    50. 52. “ Most people over 30 have a bit of difficulty grasping the concept of why you’d want a digital version of yourself online.” New York Times , Dec. 10, 2006
    51. 53. Eye4You Alliance http://www.youtube.com/v/8r2sTKx7KvA
    52. 54. So what does all this mean to me, Laura?
    53. 55. Your “patrons” may not be in your tax locality
    54. 56. Outreach is now also digital
    55. 57. <ul><li>The word “friend” may be redefined </li></ul>
    56. 58. Experiment. <ul><li>There may be no better moment, in our lifetimes, to do so. </li></ul>
    57. 60. Questions? <ul><li>IM: lebachai (MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li> OPLIN </li></ul><ul><li>Old-fashioned email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Slides will be at http://www.slideshare.net/OPLIN </li></ul>

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