October 1, 2010

ARTICLES: A teens-eye view of the digital future

“My kids never watch TV anymore. They are always on the computer.”

It’s a common remark from the parents of teens and young adults. Probe a little deeper and you may discover that contemporary youth, like young people before them, are too busy socializing to watch TV — in this case by texting their friends or logging on to Facebook. Or you may find out they are watching TV shows and movies on their computers, downloading them from file-sharing sites.

To get a glimpse of the future, we asked the class of 2010 what media they owned and how they used it. Some of them watched TV, some of them didn’t, but only one of the five interviewed couldn’t name a favourite TV show.

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