Grandma's Doing Web 2.0! Are You?

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Grandma's Doing Web 2.0! Are You?

  1. 1. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! Are You? Allan M. Kleiman Pennsylvania Library Association November 11, 2008
  2. 2. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to a “Green Conference” </li></ul><ul><li>PaLa Website Next Week </li></ul><ul><li>Libraryolderadults.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Web 2.0, Web 2.0, Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Your Definition? </li></ul><ul><li>What are Some Characteristics? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Library 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Today, Look at: </li></ul><ul><li>What is (Senior) Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Words I Think About………………. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Content </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced </li></ul><ul><li>User Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Potential of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Rich User Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Web Come to Me! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking, like Facebook, MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul><ul><li>Add: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Training </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>What Else Can You Think Of? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>America is Aging! </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Doubling of Aging Population by 2030 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 35 Million Seniors Over 65 </li></ul><ul><li>By 2030, 78 Million Seniors Over 65 </li></ul><ul><li>The Baby Boomers Come of AGE! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>3 Generations of Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>45-65 (Baby Boomers) </li></ul><ul><li>65-85 (Older Adults) </li></ul><ul><li>85-105 (Elderly) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life---- </li></ul><ul><li>35% (Up From 22%) of Seniors 65 and Older use the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Translates Into 8 Million Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>70% of Age 50-64 Are Online </li></ul><ul><li>85% of Age 30-49 Are Online </li></ul><ul><li>90% of 18-29 Are Online </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors: 50% Women, 50% Men </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>3 Percent of online seniors in the U.S. have created a blog </li></ul><ul><li>17% have read someone else’s blog </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>The Second-annual “Evercare 100 @ 100 Survey,” sponsored by Evercare, polled 100 Americans turning 100 and older in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 7 had played Video Games </li></ul><ul><li>47% of online Games are Downloaded by 55+ Population </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Top Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>www.seniornet.com </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Mary Furlong </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Senior Training Sites around the US—to be international </li></ul><ul><li>“Social” Learning Site </li></ul>
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  19. 19. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>www.thirdage.com </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Mary Furlong (“First” Social Networking (Learning) Site (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Seniornet was Not-for-Profit—Thirdage is for Profit or a Commerical Site </li></ul><ul><li>Moves from “Learning” to Learning and Socializing </li></ul>
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  21. 21. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Let the Competition Begin: </li></ul><ul><li>More Friendly Versions of MySpace and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>“ Eons, Rezoom, Multiply, Maya’s Mom, Boomj, and Boomertown. They look like Facebook — with wrinkles” NYT 9/12/07 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Old People are Sticky” </li></ul>
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  23. 23. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>New Search Engine—It’s not crabby, it’s www.cranky.com </li></ul><ul><li>Outgrowth of Eons </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor said in a written statement that the company teamed up with online consumer research firm Compete to find the 5000 most popular Web sites among a group of 500,000 Web users aged 45 and older and rated each site in order to create Cranky.com </li></ul>
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  25. 25. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>What’s New— </li></ul><ul><li>www.eldr.com , launching June 2007, mission is to help baby boomers and their aging parents deal with the challenges and opportunities of aging by providing the most useful thought-provoking and trusted information available anywhere. </li></ul>
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  28. 28. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  29. 29. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Senior Blogs are a great way to meet people from throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easy to share life experiences, wisdom and information through senior blogs </li></ul><ul><li>In some cases, senior blogs give the authors a bit of fame and recognition for their efforts </li></ul>
  30. 30. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Bloggers were interviewed by AP and said that the benefits for them of blogging were: </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs help older adults keep their minds sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs keep the authors up on current events </li></ul>
  31. 31. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>The Ageless Project </li></ul><ul><li>http://jenett.org/ageless/ </li></ul>
  32. 32. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li> The Ageless Project </li></ul><ul><li>The Ageless Project is a website that lists blogs or websites of people in order of their birth year.  There are a huge number of boomer blogs on the site and there are even 2 sites of people over 90.   To qualify, the sites are screened to make sure that they are personal sites that have no commercial content.  Below are the stats of the sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Born in the 1910s:     2    0.12% Born in the 1920s:    16    0.94% Born in the 1930s:    40    2.36% Born in the 1940s:    99    5.83% Born in the 1950s:   190   11.19% Born in the 1960s:   310   18.26% Born in the 1970s:   642   37.81% Born in the 1980s:   379   22.32% Born in the 1990s:    15    0.88% Total Listings:     1698 </li></ul>
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  35. 35. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
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  40. 40. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion(s) </li></ul>
  41. 41. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Why Wii Gaming in the Library for Seniors? </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Stimulation (Using the Brain) </li></ul><ul><li>Eye/Hand Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Generational Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Group/Lifelong Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to New Technology </li></ul>
  42. 42. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Trace Steps – My Personal Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Last June 2007, ALA Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Librarian, October 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>First Gaming Day with Teens and Seniors, November 2007 </li></ul>
  43. 43. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>How Did we do It? </li></ul><ul><li>Used Teen Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Training on how Older Adults Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Pretend Your Teaching Your Grandma </li></ul><ul><li>Be Patient, Expect Questions, Keep Your Cool! </li></ul><ul><li>After Senior Done—Open Play </li></ul>
  44. 44. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>First Session: 2 Play Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Bowling on Large Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Second Session: Added Guitar Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Results: FANTASTIC! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>What Have “Wii” Found— </li></ul><ul><li>Great Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Each Other Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Great Relationships Between Teens and Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of Accomplishment at Learning New Technology </li></ul>
  46. 46. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Wii and Persons With Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Visually Impaired (Large Screen) </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelchair Bound </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Wiihabilitation, with Persons who Have had a stroke, surgery, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and Entertaining </li></ul>
  47. 47. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Wii and Persons With Disabilities </li></ul>
  48. 48. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>What are Libraries Doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Receive an Average 2-3 Inquiries Per Week </li></ul><ul><li>How to Set-up a Wii Event for Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Cost, Equipment, Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>How to Train the Teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for the Wii and Games </li></ul><ul><li>Why do I Think They are not Getting Seniors in? </li></ul>
  49. 49. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>What are Libraries Doing? Wii on the Move! </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling, Golfing, Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Tournaments with Senior Groups, Other Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors are Playing With Grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>Library, Nursing Homes & Retirement Centers </li></ul><ul><li>State Libraries Giving Grants </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA Funding in NYState </li></ul>
  50. 50. Grandma’s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Definition of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Background: Seniors and Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites for Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Generations Online/Big Screen Live </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming & Older Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health </li></ul>
  51. 51. NIH Senior Health: nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkit.html <ul><li>Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online: A Toolkit for Trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to the Toolkit for Trainers, a resource developed by the National Institute on Aging. Use these free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own. The training features two websites from the National Institutes of Health -- NIHSeniorHealth.gov and MedlinePlus.gov . Trainers can use the toolkit with beginning and intermediate students of the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Here's how to proceed: </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the introductory video to find out what the toolkit is all about. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse the lesson plans and download those that fit your students' skill levels, time limitations, and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the training tools and download tips on setting up a senior-friendly classroom, recruitment flyers, and more. </li></ul>
  52. 52. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 & Grandma is Still is Still Growing </li></ul><ul><li>Not Facebook with Wrinkles </li></ul><ul><li>Entirely New Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, Social Interaction, Information </li></ul><ul><li>Fun and Entertaining </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Useful Information </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Next? (Senior) Web 3.0, of Course! </li></ul>
  53. 53. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Adding Senior Blogs, written by Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Add Library 2.0 with Seniors in Mind, such as Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Classes on Blogging, Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce New and Innovative Classes, like Second Life, Blogging, etc. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Your own Online Community Using a Blog Around a Community Issues That Effects Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Genealogy Online Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Consumer Health Online </li></ul><ul><li>Invite Speakers from the Apple Store to Introduce iPhone </li></ul>
  55. 55. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Finally, Most of All…………… </li></ul><ul><li>Find Ways to Get Your Seniors Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Find Ways to Get Them Interested </li></ul><ul><li>Find New Ideas to Introduce </li></ul><ul><li>Find Opportunities to Volunteer and Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Finally….Yes, Finally, Make it Fun! Entertaining! And Exciting! </li></ul>
  56. 56. Grandma‘s Doing Web 2.0! <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Allan M. Kleiman, Chief Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Library Consultant(s)-on-Call </li></ul><ul><li>Libraryolderadults.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>732-738-5183 </li></ul>

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