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Students Aim to Educate Their Peers and Faculty about Social Media

September 24, 2010

This week, the global cities of Bogota, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Milan celebrate “Social Media Week,” with events and seminars focused on the use of digital media for building community, fostering civic collaboration, and empowering individuals.

And it’s not just cities that are recognizing the need for formal events and initiatives aimed at social media education. College students have also taken up a similar goal.

In case you haven’t noticed, social media has become a big deal. A really big deal. So big that, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 18 to 29 grew to a whopping 86 percent. And it’s not just young people; During the same period social media use among users ages 50-64 grew by 88 percent–up to 47 percent–and actually doubled among those 65 and older, to 26 percent. More…

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