Facebook on ConvergeSouth06

ConvergeSouth is not a blogging conference - it is about the stuff that goes beyond blogging, both in terms of technology (podcasting, vlogging) and in terms of use - building online communities, for instance.

I am really happy to see that there will be a session on Facebook this year and I hope that students from NC A&T and UNC-G show up and tell us old geezers exactly what Facebook is to them, how they use it, how they think about it, and what else they need.

So far, we keep guessing as to what the next generation needs and wants, but they grew up online while we learned later in life. We have a different set fo experiences and a different mindset. We need, for once, to sit down and listen. And take notes.

I hope Fred will come to this. And danah boyd

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