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Social Networks and Web2.0 among youth: Lessons for Pacific Island nations
Japan International Cooperation Agency,University of the South Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2012)
  • Deogratias Harorimana, Sr, The University of the South Pacific
Abstract

This study is on social networks and web2 among youths and the lessons for Pacific Island nation. This study defines commonly used social networking sites used by the Pacific youths, average time spent, reasons behind the use of social networking sites and how social networking sites can be used as a development tool for Pacific Island nation. It was found that the popularity of social networking amongst youths in Pacific Island Countries is fast growing, increasing more than three folds year on year in the last 3years. Social Networks are a vital part of life for PIC youths, where, now social networking sites have become a medium to communicate to friends and families around the world, to make political statements and preserve their cultures (especially for those in the diaspora). The four commonly used social networking sites are Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and YouTube. Lessons to learn include introduction of online security awareness programme, an opportunity for politicians to meet geographically dispersed members for policy debate, possibility to integrate social networks in learning content delivery?

Keywords
  • Social Networks,
  • Pacific Island Nations,
  • ICT4D,
  • Pacific Youth,
  • YouTube,
  • Twitter
Publication Date
Winter February 23, 2012
Citation Information
Deogratias Harorimana. "Social Networks and Web2.0 among youth: Lessons for Pacific Island nations" Japan International Cooperation Agency,University of the South Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/knowledgeispower/16/