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By Joshua Ellis

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Tim Nekritz (SUNY Oswego) on college students and social media

Tim Nekritz (<span class="caps">SUNY</span> Oswego) on college students and social media

http://insidetimshead.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/what–15-freshmen-taught-me-abo…

Interesting article about social media and how it is used by college students. The sample was small, but Tim’s anecdotal information matches my own experience. Of my wife’s friends in grad school, 100% are on Facebook, many are heavy IM users, and the 1% on Twitter hardly ever use it. I personally use Twitter much more heavily than Facebook, but mostly to keep in touch with coworkers and colleagues, not students. My social interactions are mostly on Facebook, IM, and text messages.