Social Networks: Connecting Todays Youth with Tomorrows
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Before Facebook, MySpace, Linked-In, Twitter, and other
Internet-mediated social networking sites became widespread circa 2003,
social networking was known as the process that connected people to one
another, usually in-person, to foster relationships and create opportunities.
Internet-mediated social networking can help do this, especially for adults
with social connections and kids with their peers, but is a poor substitute
for authentic processes that can connect todays youth with tomorrows
careers, esspecially disadvantaged youth. This was the theme of a landmark
conducted by our team at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and A.
T. Kearney in 2001 and 2002. -- Bob, 2009