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Latino teens and mobile technology - how a generation is leap-frogging the digital divide. Impact on library service to teens, practical suggestions to address the interests and habits of this ...

Latino teens and mobile technology - how a generation is leap-frogging the digital divide. Impact on library service to teens, practical suggestions to address the interests and habits of this distinct user group today.

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    NewLiteracies: Mobile Future NewLiteracies: Mobile Future Presentation Transcript

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    • Temperature of the room…
    • Cellular phone use is “shifting” the digital divide Latino teens as a distinct user group regarding mobile technology Practical, relevant ways to engage teens in our community
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    • In 2005, 54% of online teens said they have gone online at the library, up from 36% who reported this in 2000.
    • Kaiser Family Foundation, 2008
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    • Cell Phones help bridge the digital divide…
      • “ 44% of black teens and 35% of Hispanic teens use their cell phones to go online, compared with 21% of white teens.”
      • --Pew, Teen & Mobile Phones, 2010
    • Latino teens are less likely to have internet at home… but are more likely to use access the internet via a cell phone...
    • By 2013… more users globally will access the Internet via their mobile phones than PCs. Gartner Technology Business Research Insight.
    • Cerritos Public Library, (CA) Nashville Public Library, (TN) ? ?
    • programming content & marketing possibilities
    • Text Messaging Contest Join us for our Text Messaging Contests and see if you can beat your friends in a race to text the first lines of YA lit. Winners get a tasty prize.
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    • animextremist.com
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    • textmarks.com
    • YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY [email_address]