One of my students just pointed out that it has been awhile since I posted anything here. There is no doubt that he was right, but is has not been for lack of desire. Things have gotten a bit busy this year and it seems that the projects just keep piling up. It is my hope to start posting on a more regular basis.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I cannot believe that I have not posted anything since January. I am going to commit to getting back in the groove right away. Preparing for my mission trip to Africa at the end of March kept me pretty busy as well as teaching classes...I hope to do better as there are so many things to talk about.
The Africa trip was awesome and was a quick reminder that technology is not everywhere yet. I visited an Internet Cafe (shown here) in Arusha, Tanzania only to find that their computers were running Windows 98 on dial-up connections. Not quite what we expect here in the States. Regardless of the technology hassles - the trip was a great blessing and I cannot wait to go back again.
Monday, January 08, 2007
More than half (55%) of all online American youths ages 12-17 use online social networking sites, according to a new national survey of teenagers conducted by the Pew Internet American Life Project.
The report goes on to say:
...older teens, particularly girls, are more
likely to use these sites. For girls, social networking sites are
primarily places to reinforce pre-existing friendships; for boys, the
networks also provide opportunities for flirting and making new friends.
Tens of millions of these teenagers are using these sites and a significant number of parents don't even know what these sites are or why they have such an attraction to our nation's young people. As parents we need to educate ourselves to what is going on on the Internet.
You can read more of this report here.
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