Gary Swanson: Social Media – Its Impact on Journalism, Communication, and Society in the 21st Century

Posted: August 20, 2013
Category: Keynotes, Research

“Gary Swanson: Social Media: Its Impact on Journalism, Communication, and Society in the 21st Century”
Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mediasia 2011 – Keynote Address

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Mediasia 2011 – Keynote Address
Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA

Extract:
Last year, as part of its Digital Diaries campaign, Internet security company AVG alarmed parents with its discovery that, on average, children have an online footprint by the time they’re six months old. The company found in its research even more eye-opening statistics about how much more adept kids are at digital skills than “life skills”. According to their study, a whopping 69 percent of 2-to-5 year olds can operate a computer mouse, but only 11 percent can tie their own shoelaces.

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