YALSA Blog Tweets of the Week – April 8, 2011

A short list of tweets posted over the last week that librarians and the teens that they serve may find interesting:

  • Slides are up for @Amanda_Lenhart ‘s #SRCD talk on how teens text & talk with friends: http://pewrsr.ch/srcd11 – @pew_internet
  • RT @NYPL Want to spend all night @ NYPL, exploring the building, the stacks & our treasured objects? Here’s the chance. http://ow.ly/4r4RJ – @doseofsnark
  • [new blog post] “I hate technology” http://tinyurl.com/4yo255j – @sarah_ludwig
  • “Youth will not seek out the product that we give them, they will seek out the product that they want.” #sextech – @urbanwellness
  • This history of web browsers infographic: http://bit.ly/gAHZoe I am in love with this trend of infographics. – @ms_bock
  • RT @tomwhitby:World’s Simplest Online Safety Policy http://bit.ly/h7DHCo #tlchat #echat – @joycevalenza
  • Find a poem you like, respond to the poem with a QR link or message. Voila! #PoetQRyQResponse http://tinyurl.com/3wtsme2 – @maryleehahn Continue reading

Social Media, Technology, and Teens All Over the News

It’s likely that you don’t want to miss recent news stories about social media, technology, and teens:

  • A story in the New York Times on sexting titled A Girl’s Nude Photo, and Altered Lives focused on the tale of a middle school girl whose sending of a nude photo to her boyfriend, via her cellphone, had really horrible ramifications. One of the things that really struck me about the story was the quick involvement of law enforcement. Fortunately, the students involved were able to take part in a community service program instead of going to court for the sexting. However, the story points to the need to find methods to educate teens about sexting in order to help guarantee they have the skills and knowledge necessary in order to make smart decisions about this kind of text messaging. The issues related to sexting and teens were discussed in a show that aired yesterday on Boston’s WBUR radio station. Continue reading