media stats (2010)• 107 trillion emails (89% spam), from 1.04 billion users.• 255 million websites• 1.97 billion Internet users• 152 millions blogs• 600 million Facebook users (sharing 30 billion pieces of content per month)• 2 billion videos watched on Youtube daily• 5 billion photos hosted on Flickr Stats as of January 2011 via Royal Pingdom
“Just as the telephone, automobile, andairplane reshaped our society in the first half of the twentieth century, the new digital infrastructure is beginning to reshape institutions in the twenty-first.” John Seely Brown 20
“In July 2003, the student’s family ﬁled a $250,000 lawsuit against the family of four of his schoolmates.The lawsuit stated in part that he “had to endure, andstill endures today, harassment and derision from his high-school mates and from the public at large.”
“Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers and technology leadersunderstand what students should know to use technology appropriately. But Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool, it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology.” (Ribble)
On Digital Video • “Ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending videoStephen Downes communication today.
“The average digital birth of children happens at about 6 months.” “In Canada, US, UK, France Italy, Germany & Spain ... 81% of children under the age of two have some kind of digital proﬁle or footprint.”
“Cisco just offered me a job!Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck againstthe daily commute and hating the work.”
The three main reasons why people were not hiredafter their profile was checked were:• Candidate posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information – 53 percent• Candidate posted content about them drinking or using drugs – 44 percent• Candidate bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients – 35 percent
But Social network profiles have helped candidates as well...