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Teens, Tweens & Social Networking

  1. 1. Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS Library Services Manager, OPLIN [email_address]
  2. 2. Where are the slides? <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/oplin </li></ul>
  3. 3. So many questions…. <ul><li>What kinds of behaviors are common? </li></ul><ul><li>What gadgets do they own? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they actually using? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they really care about? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we reach them? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they even want to be reached? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Teens have broadband
  5. 6. Dial-up in decline
  6. 7. What about gadgets ?
  7. 9. How do they think ? DEEP THOUGHTS
  8. 12. “ Boring.”
  9. 14. CHAT
  10. 15. “ Outdated.”
  11. 16. “ w00t!”
  12. 20. What about….
  13. 21. How many are engaging in social media?
  14. 22. What are they actually using ?
  15. 23. They’re not blogging
  16. 24. They’re not tweeting …
  17. 25. …but they might start
  18. 26. <ul><li>&quot;There was life before Facebook, even if I can't remember it.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Kirby McKenna, 17, Dublin, Ohio </li></ul>
  19. 27. ?
  20. 28. Is MySpace dead ? <ul><li>“MySpace was an important part of the social web's early history. Its time has passed, though. “ </li></ul>“ MySpace is an embarrassment for most people on the web. Many people feel like it's a bratty kid sister wearing too little clothing. “
  21. 30. Texting on a serious incline
  22. 31. Wait… how many ??
  23. 32. What about sexting?
  24. 33. What else are they doing?
  25. 34. What happens in school ?
  26. 35. Cellphones and reality
  27. 36. Online activity
  28. 37. Creative uses <ul><li>Get elected ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/11/AR2010041103918.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Get scholarship money ( http://www.financialaidfinder.com/student-scholarship-search/scholarships-personal-characteristics/scholarships-for-young-people/social-media-young-scholars/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fund college (http://mashable.com/2008/12/02/gradefund/) </li></ul>
  29. 38. How can your library reach out?
  30. 39. Ask ‘em!
  31. 41. Quit reinventing the wheel
  32. 42. Stay active
  33. 43. It’s a moving target
  34. 44. Go international
  35. 45. Integrate cell phones
  36. 47. Scavenger hunts
  37. 48. “ What does this mean to me, Laura?”
  38. 49. Content consumers
  39. 50. Lack of expertise limits content creation
  40. 51. Small social circles
  41. 52. They won’t build for you X
  42. 53. It’s all about friends
  43. 54. (Absolutely shameless plug) Coming Fall 2010 ALA Editions ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1067-2 Pre-order at: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2903
  44. 55. Contact info <ul><li>@laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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