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Mashable recently published an article and infographic with findings of a social behavior study by MyLife of 890 adults ages 18 and older. Pretty interesting stuff. What’s your social networking persona? (CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A HIGHER RES IMAGE)
(HT: Michael Novelli)
This article is a good resource for parents and educators, also might gives some good holiday gift ideas?
[HT: M BOOTH]
Provided by: www.learnstuff.com
96% of 16-24 year olds prefer sms and Facebook to talking, according to study in the UK by Ofcom. Although I may share this preference at times, it makes me wonder what the social ramifications might be for our upcoming generation.
This took me back in time.
An abridged history of video games in under three minutes. Made using only sounds, music and video from the video games themselves.
I am always a little skeptical of stats – but these caught my attention:
- There are 7 billion people on Earth. 5.1 billion own a cell phone. 4.2 billion own a toothbrush. (Mobile Marketing Association Asia, 2011)
- It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. It takes 90 seconds for the average person to respond to a text message. (CTIA.org, 2011)
- 91% of all smart phone users have their phone within arm’s reach 24/7 – (Morgan Stanley, 2012)
- 44% of Facebook’s 900 million monthly users access Facebook on their phones. These people are twice as active on Facebook as non-mobile users (Facebook, 2012)
- It takes 26 hours for the average person to report a lost wallet. It takes 68 minutes for them to report a lost phone. (Unisys, 2012)
- 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action, over half leading to purchase. (Search Engine Land, 2012)
A recent study found that 20 somethings (digital natives) switched media (from smart phone to tv to tablet to computer and back, etc). about 27 times per non-working hour. This is 35% more than older “digital immigrants”.
The article explores what this might mean for advertisers. The question it raised in me is, what does this mean for teachers and media creators?
It also reminded me of this scene from Portlandia.
Read the full story here.
[ht: michael novelli]
“When any new form comes into the foreground of things, we naturally look at it through the old stereos. We can’t help that. This is normal, and we’re still trying to see how will our previous forms of political and educational patterns persist under television. We’re just trying to fit the old things into the new form, instead of asking what is the new form going to do to all the assumptions we had before.”
How might this apply to the internet? To the way we gather?
[HT: Michael Novelli]