Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A rambling discussion about oldies and social networking

You can listen to this rather rambling discussion about the issues of older people and social media on blogtalkradio. It takes a hell of a long time to make a few basic points. It took all of 15 mins to ask the basic question: “how/why would an older person use social media?"

The other weakness in the discussion is that it ignores the mega big issue about the imbedding of social networking in corporate web sites. The idea that social media = Facebook or Linkedin is very 2008.

One of the panel members is an Aussie called Des Walsh who has written some interesting stuff about the worth of the word ‘Boomer’ outside the US. If you don’t have 40 mins to listen to the podcast then read his blog about the event. Dick Stroud

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