Does social media matter?

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Does social media matter?

  1. 1. Young Adult ServicesExchangeMarch 2, 2012
  2. 2. Theres more life happening online than offline. If you are not online, you are completely out of the loop--you dont have a life, you dont really exist. --Hannah, 13 years old
  3. 3. I feel safer online than I do offline. So I do things online that I wouldnt do in real life. -- Sadie, 14 years old
  4. 4.  Social networking affects all the things you do in real life now. Like, if you go to a party, one of the most important aspects of going to the party is to document yourself for online posts. You have to prove you were looking good, you were having fun, and that you were actually there! Its not about the party anymore but about the pictures of the party.--Caroline, 14 years old
  5. 5.  My friendships are really affected by social networking. You have to constantly validate your friends online. And everyones like Where were you? What have you been doing? Why havent you commented on my picture yet? So you have to be online all the time, just to keep track, so you dont upset anyone. --Jasmine, 13 years old
  6. 6. • 88% of social media- using teens have witnessed other people be mean or cruel on social network sites.• More teens report positive personal outcomes than negative ones from interactions on social network sites: 78% report at least one good outcome and 41% report at least one negative outcome.
  7. 7. In small groups, take ______minutes to discuss the followingissues: 1. Make a list of social media tools your library uses (or should be using) to interact with young adults. 2. Brainstorm on what could be some innovative uses for social media tools and working with YAs. 3. Why does social media matter?Each group will have someonetake notes and each group willhave a few minutes to report.

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