What will the future of social networking look like? The Economist imagines: your digital video recorder
automatically copies a television show that several of your friends were talking about on a social network
before the show went on air. Or this: you get into your car, switch on its navigation system and ask it to guide you to a friend’s house. As you pull out of the driveway, the network to which you both belong automatically alerts her that you are on your way. And this: as you are buying a pair of running shoes that you think one of your friends might be interested in, you can send a picture to their network page with a couple of clicks on a keypad next to the checkout counter.
Ninety-three percent of teens ages 12 to 17 go online, 75% of them own a cell phone
, and 66% say they text. In fact, 58% of 12-year-olds now have mobiles, compared to 18% just five years ago.
Teens prefer reading news online to Twitter (guardian.co.uk)
Blogging not so big with teenagers anymore (vator.tv)
Teens and young adults shirk blogs and spurn Twitter (nationalpost.com)