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What is the future of Christian proclamation in a society increasingly driven by networked technologies and 140-character communications? What place does preaching to young people have in such a society, and what form might it take? How might we move from mere sermons and “youth talks” into affecting the lives of young hearers?
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"The Pew Internet & American Life Project has just released new research on teens and technology. Not surprisingly they find that teens are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile lifestyle in America. What is surprising is the rapid acceptance of technology across all teen demographics."
Some findings by Pew research:
87% of teens use the internet.
Even in households with under $30,000 annual income, 73% of teens use the internet.
In households earning over $75,000 a year, 93% of teens are online.
51% of teens say the go online every day.
51% of online teens live in a home with high-speed access.
81% of teen internet users play games online.
76% get news online.
84% of all teenagers own at least one of the following: computer, cell phone, PDA.
83% of all teenagers surveyed reported that "most" of the people they know use the internet.
75% of online teens use instant messenger.
32% of ALL teens use instant messenger EVERY day.
Teens in focus groups reported that they viewed email as something you use to talk to "old people" (parents, teachers), while instant messenger was the preferred medium for casual conversation with friends.
The complete report entitled "Teens and Technology", dated July 27, 2005 is available at no cost from Pew Internet.
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