In 2005 student surveys they didn’t ask any direct questions about social networking, but they learned a lot from qualitative interviews.
In the 2006 survey they asked direct questions
One of the most popular groups in facebook is I Just Tried to Ford the River and My Fucking Oxen Died – a tribute the the Oregon Trail computer game, which was many people’s first game. Students are commonly in 30-40 groups.
Students aren’t blogging, by and large.
Students don’t think of IM as technology – it surprises them when we talk about it that way. They consider IM their personal space, not a place for the institution.
There’s a good study on the k-12 expereience at netday.org. 78% of high school seniors use IM every day.