August 15, 2007


A new survey of 9- to 17-year-olds found that 50-percent discuss schoolwork when text-messaging, IMing, and using social networking sites like Facebook. 60-percent said they discuss education-related topics such as college plans and careers. The study suggests that educators “find ways to harness the educational value” of social networking. Researchers also found that more than eight in 10 districts bar online chatting or instant-messaging, and more than half prohibit the use of social-networking sites.

Maybe it's time 2 embrace the TXTing generation...TTFN.