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How tweens and teens Are using social networking and textingj, and how libraries can use this for their advantage.

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    • Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS Library Services Manager, OPLIN [email_address]
    • Where are the slides?
      • http://www.slideshare.net/oplin
    • So many questions….
      • What kinds of behaviors are common?
      • What gadgets do they own?
      • What are they actually using?
      • What do they really care about?
      • How can we reach them?
      • Do they even want to be reached?
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    • Teens have broadband
    • Dial-up in decline
    • What about gadgets ?
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    • How do they think ? DEEP THOUGHTS
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    • “ Boring.”
    •  
    • CHAT
    • “ Outdated.”
    • “ w00t!”
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    • What about….
    • How many are engaging in social media?
    • What are they actually using ?
    • They’re not blogging
    • They’re not tweeting …
    • …but they might start
      • "There was life before Facebook, even if I can't remember it."
      • Kirby McKenna, 17, Dublin, Ohio
    • ?
    • Is MySpace dead ?
      • “MySpace was an important part of the social web's early history. Its time has passed, though. “
      “ MySpace is an embarrassment for most people on the web. Many people feel like it's a bratty kid sister wearing too little clothing. “
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    • Texting on a serious incline
    • Wait… how many ??
    • What about sexting?
    • What else are they doing?
    • What happens in school ?
    • Cellphones and reality
    • Online activity
    • Creative uses
      • Get elected ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/11/AR2010041103918.html )
      • Get scholarship money ( http://www.financialaidfinder.com/student-scholarship-search/scholarships-personal-characteristics/scholarships-for-young-people/social-media-young-scholars/ )
      • Fund college (http://mashable.com/2008/12/02/gradefund/)
    • How can your library reach out?
    • Ask ‘em!
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    • Quit reinventing the wheel
    • Stay active
    • It’s a moving target
    • Go international
    • Integrate cell phones
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    • Scavenger hunts
    • “ What does this mean to me, Laura?”
    • Content consumers
    • Lack of expertise limits content creation
    • Small social circles
    • They won’t build for you X
    • It’s all about friends
    • (Absolutely shameless plug) Coming Fall 2010 ALA Editions ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1067-2 Pre-order at: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2903
    • Contact info
      • @laurasolomon
      • www.facebook.com/laurasolomon
      • [email_address]