Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Guess What? Kids don't e-mail anymore....

With more than 400 million Facebook users, and the number increasing exponentially, social media represents a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. Other statistics that educators must consider include:
  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old
  • 96% of them have joined a social network
  • Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S.
Clearly Social Media is not a fad. According to a new Nielson report, social networking has overtaken personal e-mail as the 4th most popular online sector in the world. The implications for education are enormous. Still not convinced? Watch this Social Media Revolution Video for even more statistics.

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