Monday, September 20, 2010

Study shows Women Wake Up, then Facebook

A recent study by Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research found that 34% of young women between the ages of 18-34 make Facebook the very first thing they do each morning.  That’s BEFORE they even get out of bed! Here’s Mashable’s take on this social phenomenon.

This is an important statistic to note for both parents and educators.  This desire to get connected to people and then stay informed about what they are doing speaks to their very strong need to be a part of a group—a social circle.

And there are ways to use this desire to change our own lives and to change education.  Here’s an excellent, less than 3 minute video by Shelly Terrell that explores reasons why we connect.

Why do you think it’s so important for people to feel connected? How do you think social networks will change education? Do you Facebook before you get out of bed? Please share your thoughts and comments here.