Over the period of three days, July 25 – July 28, 2013, I put out a survey regarding social media for this class. The survey was sent out through the use of Facebook, text, email, and Twitter. My target group was college students and adult learners. I got over 100 responses. The information that I got back was that Facebook was the overwhelming favorite social media site. Out of the 107 people who completed the survey, 105 used Facebook.
How does it relate?
I think that these results definitely show that social media is a part of our daily lives. The availability of the Internet through so many mediums definitely helps promote the use of the various social media sites. The use of the social media sites isn’t being used for just keeping up with your cousin who lives in New York. Teachers are beginning to reach out through these sites to reach their students. We are at a time where the regular classroom setting of chalkboards and textbooks are gone. Usher in the digital age and Web 2.0. If we want to really get our students to learn, we need to teach on their level. Let’s flip those classrooms! Don’t just have them write down their assignments, let’s use Remind 101! Mashable has a great ‘How to’ for teachers entering the social media ring.
The rise of Facebook’s popularity has not shown any signs of slowing down. According to Alexa, the web company that monitors Internet traffic globally, Facebook is ranked #1. It is the most visited site in the world. (Rankings are on a month-to-month basis.) If you are looking to only social media sites, Twitter is next, followed by LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. My survey results agree with Facebook ruling all, but that’s about it.
Infographic for my survey can be found here.
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