~ By Brooke
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Social Media Survey! The information we gathered will be helpful to us as we continue to reach out to our readers. While some of the survey results were what we expected, a few surprised us.
One of the surprising results was that while over half of the respondents do read blogs related to adolescent research, two-thirds of the respondents didn’t even know that we have a blog (obviously, if you’re reading this, you do know!). Similarly, two-thirds of the survey respondents listen to podcasts, but
86 percent did not know that The Prevention Researcher has podcasts.
In light of these interesting findings, I thought I’d take an opportunity to share with our readers the variety of ways they can keep in contact with us and continue to learn about adolescent development.
Facebook: Our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ThePreventionResearcher, features updates on the newest research related to teens, special promotions or new products from The Prevention Researcher, and what our partnering organizations are up to.
LinkedIn: The survey results showed that many of our readers are on LinkedIn. Well, so are we! If you search for The Prevention Researcher, you can connect with us professionally and stay updated with our new projects.
Twitter: This is a great way to connect with us and other youth-related organizations to stay up-to-date with new research about and programs for youth, as well as our newest products and promotions.
Google+: Are you on Google+? Join our feed, so we can learn what is going on with you and your work with youth, while you can stay in touch with us at the same time.
Podcasts: With each new issue, we produce a podcast related to the topic. The podcast is a 15-20 minute interview with someone who has done research or worked in programs related to the issue topic. You can listen directly from our website, or you can find us on iTunes for free!
YouTube: Our YouTube channel features two playlists: the first contains tutorials on how to navigate and fully use our digital editions, and the second playlist brings you our podcasts turned vodcasts, with slide presentations of key points from the podcast interviews.
As you can see, there are a LOT of ways to both keep in touch with The Prevention Researcher and stay up-to-date on the latest research in adolescent development. Is there something you’d like us to focus on in one of our social media outlets? Leave a comment and let us know!