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A brief overview of the current technology-related habits of teens and the technologies that either do or will affect them.

A brief overview of the current technology-related habits of teens and the technologies that either do or will affect them.

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  • 1. teens n tech: where r wii? Laura Solomon OPLIN [email_address] www.librarygeekwoes.com
  • 2. Serving today…
    • A little background
    • Cell phones
    • MySpace
    • WoW
    • Wii
    • Teen Second Life
    • What does all this mean to me, Laura?
  • 3. Where are we now ? http://flickr.com/photos/silvery/2414538926/
  • 4. Browser birthday
  • 5.  
  • 6. “ Not a whole lot”…?
    • “ Not a whole lot... her computer, her iPod, her cell phone, video games, that's it pretty much.”
  • 7. Teen Laura’s technology
  • 8. Laura’s mom’s technology
  • 9. Wifi in the womb ?
  • 10. Pay attention http://www.youtube.com/v/_M_336pDWoM
  • 11. Gadgets galore 84% 63%
  • 12. Why so much technology? CONNECTIONS
  • 13. Everyone’s doing it
    • “ Social networking penetration with teens close to 100%”
    • Ad Age 2007
  • 14.
    • “ Let there be content !”
    L
  • 15. … and share it
    • 64% of online teens create content
  • 16. Kiss authoritative goodbye
    • By 2010, 70% of all digital information being created will be user generated
  • 17.
    • YOUTH
    • DON’T NEED
    • ANOTHER WEBSITE .
    • MTV ASIA, 2008
  • 18. The Myspace generation
    • “ They live online. They buy online. They play online. Their power is growing.”
    • --cover story, BusinessWeek
    • (December 12, 2005 )
  • 19. MySpace…get over it
    • It’s ugly
    • It’s controversial
    • It’s where your kids are
  • 20.
    • "Advice to parents: give your kids their (My)space"
    • Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D
    • Author of Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation
  • 21. More from Rosen
    • “ Parents have a total misconception about what their kids are doing online.”
  • 22. More from Rosen clueless
  • 23. More from Rosen
  • 24.
    • “ More than half of MySpace visitors are now age 35 or older ”
    • comScore Media Metrix
    • October 2006
  • 25. Libraries with MySpace
    • Clark County PL ( http://www.myspace.com/theinformationplace )
    • Worthington PL ( http://www.myspace.com/worthingteens )
    • Cleveland PL ( http://www.myspace.com/clevelandlibrary )
    • OPLIN ( http://www.myspace.com/clevelandlibrary )
  • 26. FWIW …cell phones http://flickr.com/photos/compujeramey/168108824/
  • 27. Bloom-Carroll High School
    • Rural high school
    • Near Lancaster
    • Median income is $35,509
  • 28. No cell? Not cool
    • 91% own a cell phone
    • 83% text
    • Most important thing EVER
  • 29. Cell = Swiss Army Knife?
  • 30. What tools are vital ?
    • Text messaging (72%)
    • Customize wallpaper (72%)
    • Take digital pictures (63%)
    • Play games (56%)
    • OTX (Online Testing eXchange) Nov. 2007
  • 31. A new “digital divide”
    • Cell No Cell
  • 32.
    • World’s first “social film” coming later this year
  • 33. New words
    • LOL
    • POS
    • IIRC
    • YMMV
    • WDALYIC
    • OMG a whole new language??
  • 34. Why, yes it is
    • SMS language
    • Chatspeak
    • Txt
    • Txtspk
    • texting language
    • txt talk
  • 35. Cells in libraries ?
  • 36. What can cells do in the library?
    • Contests
    • Access the catalog/website
    • Get SMS about holds, overdues
  • 37. http://www.twitter.com
  • 38. Video games…at school??
  • 39. The Wii
  • 40.
    • “ 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. “
    • PC Magazine, 11/13/06
  • 41. How long does it take to sell a Wii in the U.S.? 1 hour. Wired, 04/23/08
  • 42. It’s all about the people
  • 43. Wii commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/p5cPVP_llfo
  • 44. Wii Fit
  • 45. But in MY library?
    • YES!
  • 46. Laura’s bday present Will be available for play during the break!
  • 47.  
  • 48.
    • MMORPG
    • Largest in the WORLD
    • Introduction by 12 th grader ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=mmz3nxbnB2k )
  • 49.
    • An incredible level of complexity
    An incredible level of complexity Seeing is believing http://www.warcraftmovies.com/stream.php?id=56860&stream=&h=af23946841f708d18f5a765d0382ab8e
  • 50. How can libraries support WoW?
  • 51. Virtual is real
  • 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
  • 53. Eye4You Alliance http://www.youtube.com/v/8r2sTKx7KvA
  • 54. So what does all this mean to me, Laura?
  • 55. Your “patrons” may not be in your tax locality
  • 56. Outreach is now also digital
  • 57.
    • The word “friend” may be redefined
  • 58. Experiment.
    • There may be no better moment, in our lifetimes, to do so.
  • 59.  
  • 60. Questions?
    • IM: lebachai (MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo, AIM)
    • Twitter: laurasolomon
    • OPLIN
    • Old-fashioned email: [email_address]
    • Slides will be at http://www.slideshare.net/OPLIN