Posts tagged ‘social media’

Philly Give Camp – Technical Help for Nonprofits!

Does your non-profit organization need a new website?  Time to escape those Excel spreadsheets and get a real donor database?  Trying to figure out how to build your social media presence? Don’t have a budget to afford technical development?  If so, then you should apply for GiveCamp 2013!

 

The 3rd annual Philadelphia Give Camp will take place January 18-20, 2013 in Malvern, PA . We are now accepting applications on a first-come first-served basic.  The deadline for applications is December 31st.

For more information, visit www.phillygivecamp.org

Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp

Al Kouba, who lives in Bend, Ore., was told by his son in California that his family’s Christmas letter would only be posted on Facebook—not mailed …

So he turned to a technology expert: his 15-year-old granddaughter, Marlee Norr. But as Marlee explained the steps to log on to the social-networking site, Mr. Kouba protested: “Look, kid, I’m 77 years old! I’m not quite as swift as I used to be.” Both laughed, says Marlee, also of Bend, and she agreed to “back up and slow down.” continue reading>>

Source: Wall Street Journal

Senior Citizens, Other Older Adults Catching Up Fast in Use of Internet Social Media

Older female adult using laptopSocial networking use among internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled — from 22% to 42% over the past year.

Half (47%) of internet users ages 50-64 and one-in-four (26%) users ages 65 and older now use social networking sites.

While social media use has grown dramatically across all age groups, older users have been especially enthusiastic over the past year about embracing new networking tools. Although email continues to be the primary way that older users maintain contact with friends, families and colleagues, many users now rely on social network platforms to help manage their daily communications — sharing links, photos, videos, news and status updates with a growing network of contacts. continue reading>>

Source: Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project (SeniorJournal.com, August 27, 2010)

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