Engaging Youth in Social Media: Is Facebook the New Media Frontier?

September 2009
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p53
The article discusses the findings of a social media experiment involving the use of Facebook. The goals of the experiment include creating and launching two Facebook news community applications, understanding how to deliver educational materials in innovative and effective ways and building community through social media. The authors launched Hot Dish, an online community where people interested in environmental issues can share information and take action online in the physical world. They also launched MN Daily on Facebook where users receive campus-related stories from "The Minnesota Daily" and other sources.


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