Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Kristen Purcell, associate director of Research at the Pew Internet Project, gave an interesting presentation, “Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives,” at the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain in March 2012. In her presentation, she shared the Pew Internet data on the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking in the U.S. with the focus on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments.

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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2 Responses to Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

  1. wendywang says:

    在台灣中華電信與手機大廠的行銷與更新許多優惠方案的推動之下,似乎人手一支行動電話的比例也相對提高,當然這也讓許多上年紀的人可以再重新進入虛擬網路世界,只要他願意,有機會擁有行動電話的老人,具有上網尋網際網路的機會,再加上Facebook的廣泛應用,讓許多上年紀的人在虛擬環境找到精神寄託,可以與許多當年的好友與新認識的的網友在虛擬世界中傳送立即訊息,可以分享許多自己的經驗與想法,這應該也是年輕一輩無法想像這些網路工具可以讓上的年紀的人再次享受重新學習的精神。會讓老人的生活更多彩多姿,應該得到憂鬱症的機會減少。從美國這份研究報告中可以看出,在成人教育這一領域可以多推展應用行動通訊的教育訓練,讓成人有機會學習與成長,不會成為下一代的負擔。資訊已經改變成為樂於與他人分享,並且能夠及時得到回傳訊息,完全融入到我們的生活中,可以用手機傳簡訊與看影片這些便利的使用工具,對我們而言,教育訓練是有很大的市場。只是期許行動電話並非只是傳簡訊與打電動的手機,希望能夠學習到該如何在行動電話中搜尋到你所想查詢的概念與知識。

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