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Orange you glad you decided to be social??? April 19, 2009

Filed under: JB4520,Journalism and Broadcasting,Social Media,Technology Today — tannerwamsley @ 7:43 pm

       In our Social Media class our professor Bill Handy suggested creating a Web site for all JB majors to have a communication tool. So, our class put together a Web site. It was easy as 1,2,3. Really! We put together the Web site called sociallyorange.org. The goal of the Web site was a common place for OSU JB students to communicate. We add “stuff” to it quite often to see what works and what doesn’t work. It has been a great success so far. There is a place for everything. When someone joins a member can have their own page and join groups within sociallyorange. It is very similar to PROpenMic if you have ever been on their page. You can add friends, blog and upload photos if you want. One of the important part about it is you can see what is currently happening in the JB school such as events and stories. Also, there is a place to look for jobs and internships. There are about 100 members so far, which is fantastic! Everyone in the JB school should join because it is a great opportunity to network and meet fellow peers. Check it our it is pretty cool! The site is http://www.sociallyorange.org

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College Students and the Internet February 17, 2009

Filed under: Technology Today — tannerwamsley @ 10:02 pm

Last time I wrote about how much time children spend on technology. Today I am going to write about how much time college students spend on the Internet, etc. There is a difference though between leisure time and productivity time spent on the Internet. Over the past couple of years a lot of school work is on the Internet. So, time spent on the Internet as gone up. College students spend the most time on the Internet than any other age. I got all my information on a chart online at http://tinyurl.com/c4n2zh. According to the chart 50.6% of students surf the web while watching t.v. and 43.5% are online while listening to the radio. As of 2007, IM was the most popular activity, 62.3% of males and 57.2% of females IM. 53.3% of students spend time downloading music. 51.7% use the Internet for school work. So, just a little over half of students spend their time doing school work on the Internet. 47.7% of students play games, 46.2% reading entertainment, and 44.5% listen to music.  44.2% read news and information and 42.6% stream video content. 19.6% of college students spend 20-plus hours on the Internet, 19.9% watch t.v., and 18% spend three to five hours a week on music. That is a lot of time on the Internet and as you can see more students spend leisure time on the Internet than on their school work. Check out the Web site to see more information on how much time each students spends on media.

 

People and Technology: How much time does it really take up? February 11, 2009

Filed under: Technology Today — tannerwamsley @ 12:32 am

So, my last week’s comment was about Grey’s Anatomy. That was to give you a little taste of how society focuses on t.v., movies, video games and the computer. If I look at my schedule for the week I set aside several times  for shows that I religiously watch. It is amazing how many hours a week people spend on t.v. I do admit that I watch t.v. 5  hours a week at the least. My little brother is 10-years-old and he spends countless hours a week playing all these different kinds of video games. When I was 10 I was spending countless hours riding my bike, but we also didn’t have all the technology like we do today. According to Digital Information in the U.S. people spend eight hours a day watching television. It is a great thing we have all this technology, but is it necessary to spend that much time on it? Boys average 23 and girls spend 12 hours a week playing video games, according to Mental Health. Isn’t it amazing how much time we have to sit on our butts! No wonder the U.S. is obese. Society is moving toward a more responsible and useful way of using technology by having educational and fitness video games, but we still have a way to go.