The Internet has changed the ways the globe’s teens and preteens communicate, socialize, and express themselves. A generation built on the interpersonal aspects of life and on teamwork principles this generation is intently web oriented.
At the same time they have rewritten how socializing is done. No longer is email the main communication vehicle of cyberspace. They do not see it as a viable social vehicle as it is very slow, rendering it as basically one-way communication.
Instant messaging is much more popular as it provides immediate delivery, almost immediate response, and none of the spamming so prevalent in conventional email systems. Pew Internet and American Life Project in their “Teens and Social Media”, concludes teens like to create social media content because it allows feedback and creates a community.
Here are some of the findings of the report:
- 93% of teenagers use regular internet access
- 64% engage in at least one form of on-line content creation.
- 47% have posted photos where others can see them.
- 29% write an on-line journal or blog. (35% of girls blog and 20% of boys.)
- 26% have remixed content - often known as mashups - using the content they find on-line.
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- The Anecdotal Leader, a leadership blog
- Employment Diversity in Michigan – a Linked In group for Human Resources professionals in Michigan.
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- Book: Life’ Leadership Lessons by Rick Weaver- 53 anecdotal leadership lessons. Paperback, e-book, Kindle.
- Online training from LatitudeU.