May 7, 2012

An Analytical Take on Youth, Social Networking, and Web 2.0: A Few Moments with Amanda Lenhart

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub spoke with Pew Internet Senior Research Specialist Amanda Lenhart about some of the vast research she has done on teens and the internet/technology:

“While working with youth in afterschool settings in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Lenhart observed that youth were using important technologies in creative and unusual ways that were different from the ways adults were using them. Since then, she has turned her focus to teens, social networking, and web 2.0, and over the past year, she and her colleagues have released several reports that have been widely circulated throughout the digital media and learning community. We spent a few moments speaking with Lenhart to get some quantitative responses on topics that have recently become hot-button issues in mass media and within the DML field.”

Read the full Q&A