New Report on Social Media and Young Adults

The US Pew Internet Project has published a report on social media usage by young adults – read here the overview:

“Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application.”

You can download the whole report as a pdf-file.

What People Think about New Technologies

PBS.org, a website focusing developments of the contemporary “digital age”, collected the personal experiences of various people with new technologies – in form of short Videoclips. Among the interviewees are prominent individuals like Patrick Stewart (talking for instance about Twitter and Video Games). The clips give interesting insights in the evaluation and usage of media technology by consumers in everday life. Find them here:

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Every individual highlights another aspect he or she uses communication- and computer-technology for. Furthermore, all of them have different social backgrounds.