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teens n tech: where r wii? (OPLIN)

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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

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