ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
BY AINE CREEDON, http://nonprofitquarterly.org
Researchers from the University of Alabama and the National Science Foundation have recently released a study in Computers in Human Behavior titled “The homeless use Facebook?! Similarities of social network use between college students and homeless young adults.” The study observes social media usage among young adults and finds that 75 percent of the homeless youth surveyed are actively using social media. The study included 237 college students and 65 homeless young adults (average age: 19) in shelters.