Tech experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people – the ‘digital natives‘ who are known for enthusiastically embracing social networking – will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.Experts surveyed say that the advantages Millennials see in personal disclosure will outweigh their concerns about their privacy.
The highly engaged, diverse set of respondents to an online, opt-in survey included 895 technology stakeholders and critics. The study was fielded by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center. Read more »
July 7th, 2010 by Christian Rudder
By Patricia Lee Sharpe
Little by little we?re beginning to understand how social networking can improve our professional and personal lives and also how the misuse of social networking can hurt both personally and professionally. The love affair has matured. For some of us anyway.
The life cycle of new media: it’s an old story.
Just like late night talk show hosts who salivate over a fresh political sex scandal, professional communicators can’t stop analyzing and talking about BP’s public relations work during the current Gulf Coast oil spill disaster. More to the point, they can’t shut up about BP’s inability to relate to the public, and its poor use of digital and social tools available.
(This post was written for Blogher and originally posted there.)
Every time I dare to talk about race or class and MySpace & Facebook in the same breath, a public explosion happens. This is the current state of things. Unfortunately, most folks who enter the fray prefer to reject the notion that race/class shape social media or that social media reflects bigoted attitudes than seriously address what?s at stake. Yet, look around. Twitter is flush with racist language in response to the active participation of blacks on the site. Comments on YouTube expose deep-seated bigotry in uncountable ways. The n-word is everyday vernacular in MMORPGs. In short, racism and classism permeates every genre of social media out there, reflecting the everyday attitudes of people that go well beyond social media. So why can?t we talk about it?
There?s lots of advice about what to do onTwitter. But what about what not to do?
What are the things that can create a bad experience or a disaster. Here?s a list of things to avoid:
1. Fail to provide anything of value. Every tweet should make a contribution ? be it a piece of information, a link to an article or blog post, or a comment about something you?re doing or seeing.
What doesn?t fall into this category are tweets that are of little interest to few people. Do people really care that you?re going for a cappuccino, or that you?re tired because its hot outside.
from Social Media Examiner by Amy Porterfield
from “Online and offline are siblings” (Social media proverb.)
A little over three years ago, I started working as the communications manager for Wikipedia. I had just moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., and was ecstatic to hear that this quirky website, which had begun to pop up in many of my web searches, was based there. Having grown up in New York, my culture radar detected that this was a one-of-a-kind project that attracted eccentric individuals. Needless to say, my radar never fails me.