Thursday, May 20, 2010

Infographic - Which Age Groups Use Social Media

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has an interesting infographic depicting the types of online activities done by members of seven different age groups. There are six user actions labeled in the infographic; creators, critics, collectors, joiners, spectators, and inactives. Age groups represented are Young Teens, Youth, Gen Y, Gen X, Young Boomers, Older Boomers, and Seniors. The data in the chart came from Forrester Research.

Click here for a larger version of the infographic.

Thanks to Paul Maglione for sharing the infographic on Twitter.

Applications for Education
This infographic confirms what many of us already know, kids are creating and consuming content online at a higher rate than their teachers and parents. The question then is why aren't more schools allowing students to produce and consume online content?