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Seven in ten African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos use social networking sites—significantly higher than the six in ten whites who do so.
Compared with white cell phone owners, African-Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to use their mobile devices to: use social networking sites, use the internet, and post multimedia content online.
Efforts are being made to include more language learners in social media to improve language skills.
Communities of language learners exist throughout the social media landscape, utilizing the communication to find immersion in the language and study the culture even more than traditional classes.
People with disabilities use social media in the same and for the same reasons as users without disabilities: to connect with friends, share their views and converse with other users.
People with disabilities may expand the usage of social media and Web 2.0 to look for those who are similarly disabled or for support networks and educational resources.
Many people whose disabilities impair mobility say that they receive most of their interaction and informal education utilizing social media or Web 2.0 tech like YouTube
Social media allows All students to expand their worlds
External Links Twitter4Teachers– a listing of educators using Twitter for their classes Social Media Primer– a brief video used to develop social media awareness Edublogs – a blogging service developed for educators and their students TeacherTube – videos, pictures, audio and docs, all centered around reaching children through Web 2.0 Case for Social Media in Schools– a Mashable article that details why schools should embrcae rather than fear social media.