[CSG Spring 2006] Judy Caruso – ECAR student studies finding on social software use

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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.

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2 thoughts on “[CSG Spring 2006] Judy Caruso – ECAR student studies finding on social software use”

  1. I was surprised by the low number of webloggers among my students at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Being a blogger myself and thinking that blogging is all the rage, I would have thought that students, especially ones at an information school, would also be into blogging. I was wrong.

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  2. I was surprised by the low number of webloggers among my students at the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Being a blogger myself and thinking that blogging is all the rage, I would have thought that students, especially ones at an information school, would also be into blogging. I was wrong.

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