Tool for sharing and connecting to information.
Entertainment.</li></li></ul><li>Why is this interesting?<br /><ul><li>Technology is a critical element of relationships and interactions.
Expectations lean toward openness and sharing.
Adaptations to juggling multiple channels of information.</li></li></ul><li>Key findings from ECAR 2009 survey, part 1<br /><ul><li>Students are more likely to own new technology, particularly laptops.
Social networking sites and text messaging are used by 9 in 10 students (IM has dropped to 75%).
More use of software tools takes place outside the classroom.</li></li></ul><li>Moving to the classroom... why social applications?<br /><ul><li>Interactive and participatory.
Remote and asynchronous collaboration.</li></li></ul><li>What's next?<br /><ul><li>Mobile messaging (texting/SMS) growth expected to continue.
Mobile IM particularly popular with youth segment.
Smartphones are increasingly popular in the U.S. </li></li></ul><li>Smartphones<br />
Key findings from ECAR 2009 survey, part 2<br /><ul><li>Nine out of ten students use text messaging.
Half of the students surveyed owned an Internet-capable device, although a third do not use that feature.
Popular uses include checking for information, email, and social networking. </li></li></ul><li>Some tidbits<br /><ul><li>Four future trends: access the web anywhere, access without computers, media-driven access, social media-driven access. - Mashable
"Don't feed the trolls, unless you're feeding them tranquilizers." - Collecta co-founder Brian Zisk</li></li></ul><li>Recent studies<br /><ul><li>The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. Available at: http://bit.ly/2w8FKl
Social Media and Young Adults. Pew Internet Project, 2010. Available at: http://bit.ly/cQdgi3</li></li></ul><li>Other resources<br /><ul><li>boyd, danah. "some thoughts on technophilia." Posted 20 August 2009 on www.zephoria.org. Available at: http://bit.ly/3owWg
"Forty-One Percent of Consumers Will Make Smartphones Their Next Mobile Device." Posted 10 June 2009 on www.fiercewireless.com. Available at: http://bit.ly/119LRZ
Parr, Ben. "What the Web of Tomorrow Will Look Like: 4 Big Trends to Watch." Posted 24 January 2010 on www.mashable.com. Available at: http://bit.ly/92eFrI
O'Dell, Jolie. "Open Thread: Dealing with Real-Time Negativity." Posted 1 February 2010 on www.readwriteweb.com. Available at: http://bit.ly/93jaUi
"SMS Continues to Confound Expectations as Worldwide Messaging Revenues Set to Exceed USD 233 Billion by 2013." Posted 1 February 2010 on www.fiercewireless.com. Available at: http://bit.ly/9rEFEp </li></li></ul><li>This presentation is available at:<br />http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfgsb6fg_128cf43b3c5<br />or<br />http://bit.ly/UASocMed<br />(case-sensitive)<br />
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