Teens don’t use email much anymore, according to Stefanie Olsen, writing in CNET News.com, and even Instant Messenger is a dying tool with this age group. Instead, they use social networking tools, such as MySpace and FaceBook, plus cell phone text messaging, to communicate. When teens do use e-mail, it is to stay in touch with adults. As one teen who uses Facebook on her cell phone explains, “I need (Facebook) everywhere I go, but I log into e-mail only once a week.” Read the article here.
Duke CIT will offer events this fall on using Facebook in instructional activities. For insights on the technologies Duke students use, listen to the CIT 2007 showcase presentation on iPods and Podcasts and YouTube, Oh My! Student Perspectives on Technology Use in Coursework, Research and Community Engagement.