Social Media STatistics

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Teaching with Social Media: Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, and Second Life

Some Statistics about the new “Two Cultures”: the Culture of Knowledge and the Culture of Information

  • 83% of adult respondents thought that a twelve-year-old knew more about the Internet than their elected representative in Congress (Zogby 2006)
  • 48% of all children six and under have used a computer, and 30% have played video games (Rideout, Vandewater, and Wartella 2003)
  • 55% of youth 12-17 use social networking sites (Pew 2007)
  • 57% of teens who use the Internet could be considered media creators (Pew 2005), a statistic that may be an undercount, because it does not factor in newer digital forms of expression or those that produce artifacts other than written texts (Jenkins/MacArthur 2006)
  • While engaged in an average of 2.7 simultaneous Internet Message conversations, 39% of surveyed college students were also writing academic essays while multitasking online (Baron 2006)
  • 71% of students at the University of Minnesota use Wikipedia; 28% cite it (Adams 2006)
  • 36% of students in a U.S./Canada study admit to “cut and paste” plagiarism of sources from the Internet (McCabe 2004)
  • 81% of faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences get digital resources from Google-type searches (Harley 2006)
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