Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Millennials and Social Media

When I was in high school, we had typing and computer classes because these were seen as essential skills needed in the work world. As technology continues to evolve, we need to turn our efforts to educating our tweens, teens, and college students on using social media effectively and what it means to 'be social.'

For our Millennials, it is their reality that social media knowledge will be a highly sought after skill in any career they may pursue. It is also their reality that some of the highest paying and most desirable jobs have to do with social media including programmers, developers, project managers, bloggers, new media specialists, web engineers, content coordinators, digital marketing directors, community managers, and more.

These jobs were unheard of when I was in high school. The truth is that we are preparing our youth for these jobs and jobs that don't even exist yet. To give them an edge in a competitive workforce, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves in social media, so we can, in turn, educate our youth and open the dialogue to this new world.

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