Grad Thinking …

Just had a couple of new computer science grads sitting next to me today so I took the opportunity to explore their use of social networking technologies. The results were interesting:

* neither liked MySpace as it was for “12 year olds” plus everyone could see all your stuff

* one used Facebook but now was bored with it, but found it useful to upload holiday pictures

* both preferred to actually speak with other people on their mobile phones, but did not really like SMS

This is all very interesting for me, as travelling in geeky circles it is easy to groupthink about technology.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.