Gave a lecture for about 30 college students today. Asked them what social tools they use. About 50% uses Twitter, almost all use Facebook (one or two also use a Dutch social network Hyves), 1 uses social booking, none have a blog, almost all have experience using wiki's and none use Foursquare. Interesting eh?!
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- Oh, sorry, that's right I also asked who plussed. 2 of them.Sep 5, 2011
- Hi Samuel, what if you go back to them every 3 months and take the same statistic? Or, sample another 30 student of the same institute?? That will be really interesting.. ;-)Sep 5, 2011
- Good idea! I'm giving another lecture on Wednesday. Will ask them as well. And I'll ask the professor to help me poll them every now and then.Sep 5, 2011
- Great you like my (little touch of) spin to your idea . Looking forward to your up-coming results.. ;-)Sep 5, 2011
- Really interesting,. Were they what we call undergraduates? How widespread is fast internet where you were lecturing? Sometimes, mobile limits your ability to use social if you don't have free, fast wifi, no?Sep 5, 2011
- I'm not sure what you call them... But they are 2nd year college students.
Access is not an issue in Holland. Everyone had broadband internet at home, the college has an open wifi network, most students have a laptop, and all have a smartphone with 3G...Sep 5, 2011
- An update after today's lecture! Yes, we'll poll the student in January and June to see what the trends are. Good idea! Today's group was about 20 students. I asked them what social media they use. Here are the numbers!
2 have a blog (they all had to blog for a class some time ago), 0 use wiki's (although all had to use one for a class), 2 use Foursquare, all but 1 Tweets, all use Facebook, most of them also use Hyves (Dutch social network), 8 have a LinkedIn profile, 0 use a bookmarking tool, 4 use G+. Really interesting I find. Will blog about it soon.Sep 7, 2011