Sunday, 3 August 2008

Email is so yesterday! (Social media for the young)

Here are two quotes from a recent study of “young people and the social media” that I saw quoted:

1) Email is “something that older people use”. Many are using social networking and other social media to communicate.

2) “Twitter is like walking to school with your friends and hanging out, while reading blogs is like homework”. (Twitter is a micro-networking site; often used on mobiles; you are limited to just 150 characters)

Many of the trends of the young and geeks are now mainstream. Will this? I like email! Though I do like communicating via social networks and communities.

1 comment:

Peter Hawke said...

Email is 1 dimensional, while social networking and social media is multi dimensional. It depends on what you want to use the form of communication for, but multi dimensional is often better.

Peter Hawke