In 2005, 87% of teens were online. 78% used instant messaging. 57% shared their creations online and 45% used cell phones.
Real World Application
Youth media defines community networking
Millennial (Gen Y and Z) smart networkers will push the organizational edge for employers and community leaders. Their experiences with shared presence through instant messaging and video chat, gaming as a structure for thinking and interacting, and multiple digital and physical worlds will create new modes of work, socializing, and community learning that stress cooperative strategies, experimentation, and parallel development.