What do we know about teen online behavior? “Middle class teens generally receive their training in ICT (information and communication technology) behavior at home…the students rate themselves as being much more computer-savvy than their parents.”Harris, F.J. (2012). I found it on the internet: coming of age online. Chicago: ALA.
What do we know about teen online behavior? “Most teens I interviewed joined social networks to interact withfriends and peers, often to escape structural and sociallimitations they faced in othercontexts.”boyd, d. (2009). Taken out of context: American teen sociality in networked places. [doctoral dissertation]
What do we know about teen online behavior?“Not only are teens totally wired, but theyare also multitasking, often consumingseveral different types of media at once.Kids and teens reported that they spent 26percent of their media time using two ormore media simultaneously.”Goodstein, A. (2007). Totally wired: what teens and tweens are really doingonline. New York: St. Martin’s.
What do we know about teen online behavior?Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% ofthose online teens are users of social media sites74% own a desktop or laptop computer Brenner, J. (2012) Internet and teens.
What do we know about teen mobile online behavior?Bulk of teens are 12 or 13 when they get their first cell phone23% of teens have a smartphoneHalf of all American teens have gone online on their mobilephones in the last 30 days. Brenner, J. (2012) Internet and teens.
What do we know about teen online behavior an social networking?3% have an account on Facebook24% have an account on MySpace12% have an account on Twitter7% have an account on a Yahoo site6% have an account on YouTube2% have an account on each of the following: Skype,myYearbook, and Tumblr1% have an account on Google Buzz Brenner, J. (2012) Internet and teens.
Online shopping as a form of research, creativity
Teens not brand‑loyal regarding electronics, more about functionality
“The great Information Age is really an explosion of non‑information: it is an explosion of data… The opportunity is that there is so much information… The catastrophe is that 99% of it isn’t meaningful or understandable.”Alice Yucht, Alice in Infoland, February 18, 2011
“Whether it is texting, Facebook, or Skype, millennials, likemost people, mainly use technology as a tool forcommunication.”
Interaction“Todays high-school and college students got their first email account at anaverage age of 13. Most students have had one of their email addressesfor 8 years and have an average of about 2.4 addresses each. But if youreally want to reach these students, you should forget email. Send a textmessage instead.” Perez, S. (2008) Gmail preferred by students, but nothing beats texting. Read Write Web.Yahoo! Mail• Multiple addressmanagement• Chat and text frominbox• Unlimited storage
Content creation: Writing for an authentic audience
http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/cat_mobile_phone_projects_third_world.htmCell phone charging in Uganda
http://www.transformsa.com/images/myfiles/Sexting.jpg22 percent of all teen girls — and 11 percent of teen girls ages 13-16years old — say they have electronically sent, or posted online, nudeor semi-nude images of themselves.One-third of teen boys and one-quarter of teen girls say they havehad nude/semi-nude images shared with them. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Summary.pdf