"The Rise of Networked Individuals" by Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet & American Life Project
Thursday, 22 April 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 100 Rapson Hall [map]The Institute for New Media Studies is co-sponsoring this event with the Institute for Advanced Study, the Social Networks Research Collaborative, and the Office of Information Technology.
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, will discuss the latest research findings of his project on people's use of social media (social networking sites, blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and, yes, even email). Learn how technology has affected some of the ways people learn, make decisions, and seek and offer social support to others.
He and sociologist Barry Wellman describe this as a "new social operating system." Lee and Rainey will highlight the ways in which those who use participatory media are changing how communities of all kinds form and perform.http://www.inms.umn.edu/events/view.asp?id=150