Just after Labor Day, students will be placed at banks, city government offices and nonprofit organizations, among other establishments.On Tuesday, 120 volunteers showed up to chat with the kids.Read on to find out what you're likely to see on the ever-evolving social media front in the year ahead.
Another popular new messaging tool, Slack, which reached 2 million users in 2015, is expected to keep growing.Slack found a niche in the market by focusing on business users fed up with sorting through a glut of email.New social media sites and apps seem to pop up faster than you can say "Snapchat," as Americans spend more time than ever before connecting and sharing in cyberspace. Along with new entries into the field, old standbys like Facebook and Twitter face the need to keep innovating to stay competitive. alone, 65 percent of adults use social networking sites, according to Pew Research Center, and among millennials age 18-29, that figure hits 90 percent."But talking to adults is essential if you are going to be successful in a professional work environment.”Students at Cristo Rey find themselves in that environment very quickly.
Each student performs in a professional work-study program once a week at a participating business.Viewers can post comments or ask questions."It's a powerful way to get to know people," Niklas Myhr, Ph.D., a marketing professor at Chapman University who blogs as the Social Media Professor, told CBS News.Compared with other participants, those who spoke on the phone more frequently with their participating friend reported greater bonding during audio chat.Use of textual affiliation cues like emoticons, typed laughter, and excessive letter capitalization during IM related to increased bonding experience during IM.But I sense a more primal, more subconscious explanation for why these effects get so frequently incorporated into people’s chats: They help us overcome our innate distaste for video conversation.