What is it? A social structure made up of individuals or organizations that are tied by one more more types of interdependency values ideas friendship
Types of Social Media Blogs Multimedia Forums Micro blogs
Youth & Media Stats Of Americans age 13-54, 65.7% of them have at least one video-enabled mobile device, up from 44.9% in a 2006 study* Half of all teenagers use an audio-only mp3 player each day, while one in four watch video on an mp3 player. http://www.frankwbaker.com/mediause.htm
Facebook Facts Launched in Feb. 2004 as a site for university students and faculty; in 2007 opened to all Active users March 2008: 68 million Today: Over 300 million
What youth are thinking If you're not on MySpace, you don't exist. My mom doesn't let me out of the house very often, so that's pretty much all I do, is I sit on Facebook and talk to people and text and talk on the phone, cause my mom's always got some crazy reason to keep me in the house.
Basic Principles Be authentic Be respectful Be open
How to jump in Create a facebook page Open a Twitter account and search for topics or trends Create a YouTube channel for your church or group Start a blog and invite youth/young adults to contribute Create your own network on Ning