Internet graffiti : Blogs, wikis, YouTube, and how to get teen voices online

Amy Paterson


The library is safe, comfortable, and a great space for teens to experiment with blogs, wikis, or creating their own website or YouTube channel. Research has shown that content creation in virtual spaces creates community portals where teens can “engage in public discourse, explore identity, and acquire new skills” (Chau, 2010, p. 65). This section will discuss some of the major creative outlets available on the Web, as well as how libraries can capitalize on these tools to encourage and involve teen patrons.


Blogs.; Wiki sites.; Youtube (Electronic resource).; teenagers.; Internet.

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