allaboutgeorge + youth   22

Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and the Terrifying Truth About New Technology -
I'm not saying you have to keep up. But at the moment you choose to stop growing, your world will begin to shrink. You'll be able to communicate with fewer people, especially the young. You will only see reruns. You will not understand how to pay for things. The outside world will become a frightening and unpredictable place.
As they say, the only constant is change.
Each new generation builds on the work of the previous one, gaining new perspective. New verbs are introduced. We Google strange and dangerous places. We tweet mindlessly to the cosmos. We Facebook our own grandmothers.

I, for one, don't want to be left behind.
social  technology  internet  psychology  culture  innovation  attention  youth  twitter  foursquare  aging  memory  future 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Is Portland the new Neverland? |
"Young people intuitively understand that the old model is broken and they are in the forefront of inventing the new institutional model of the future," says Charles Heying, an associate professor of urban studies and planning at PSU. "But to make this omelet, many eggs are getting broken." [...]
To ask whether this collectivism yields independence, Heying suggests, is the wrong question. "Portland may be deficient in personal wealth, (but) we have an abundance of 'social wealth,'" he said. "The social wealth comes from the livability of the city, its low cost of housing relative to other West Coast cities, vibrant neighborhoods, abundant and inexpensive activities including access to good food and entertainment." 
portland  oregon  business  youth  social  entrepreneurs  bicycling  beer  urban  interviews 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge / Telecoms - Nokia aims to seize the limelight in smartphone market
"You need products with that wow factor that people entering a store can aspire to, even if they cannot afford to buy it.

"Nokia has the challenge of young consumers saying, 'My dad has a Nokia, so why would I want one?' They've got to make themselves cool again."
nokia  mobile  marketing  youth  usa  apple  iphone  attention 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
A Day in the Life of a Twintern: Meet the recent college grad who tweets for Pizza Hut. | The Big Money
According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 64 percent of Gen Y regularly uses social networking sites, compared with 20 percent of baby boomers. The problem though, Dietrich says, is that "they've been using social media in a personal not a business application." Understanding what Facebook and Twitter are is different from understanding what they should be for your specific brand, she explains. "By letting an intern determine this, you're putting your brand and reputation in the hands of someone who has no experience."
reputation  business  social  twitter  facebook  work  jobs  youth  attention  media 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia popularity fading among teens: survey by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
"It is a sign that competition for the hearts and minds of young mobile users has intensified over the past year," said Neil Mawston from Strategy Analytics.

"Younger users are important because they can be opinion leaders and trend leaders. Nokia will need to discover why its heartshare has been slipping, and take actions to ensure it does not translate into lost market share,"
mobile  nokia  marketing  youth  business  corporations 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge - Articles - New Study Explores Technology, Media and Youth Brands
The study also found that respondents had a favorite channel that they always tune into (80 percent in U.S., 73 percent in the U.K., 70 percent in Germany and 88 percent in India). The exception was Japan, where just 38 percent of youth have a go-to TV channel.
television  marketing  youth  japan  india  uk  usa  germany  media 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: "Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out": A Conversation with the Digital Youth Project (Part Two)
[...] For example, interest-driven genres of participation tend to have a more geeky identity associated with them, involve congregating on specialized and often esoteric interests, and reaching beyond given, local school networks of friends. This is a whole package of things that goes together, a recognizable genre for how youth participate in online culture and social life. We also think of hanging out, messing around, and geeking out as genres of participation. [...]
teenagers  children  online  internet  games  creativity  youth  sociology 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
About Face: How Plastic Surgery Can Give an Older Woman the Face of a Baby -- New York Magazine
"When I tell her that making the face bigger or 'fatter' seems counterintuitive, she says, 'I know, that’s why no one was doing it twenty years ago.' 'How did you figure it out?' I ask. 'Because I was doing lipo and I don’t like to throw anything away.'"
beauty  women  youth  children  nyc  magazine  art  aesthetics  aging  identity  celebrity  medicine  fashion  health  culture  gender  feminism  surgery 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge Conservatives playing catch-up to liberals on Web utilization
"Young Republicans and young Democrats are basically doing the same stuff. There's just a lot more (young) Democrats."
democrats  online  republicans  youth  austin  texas  activism  campaigns  elections  blogging  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Young Gay Rites - Marriages and Weddings - Boston - New York Times
“Honey, am I a gay cliché?” "You can’t be a gay cliché when you get married to a man at 22.”
gay  marriage  relationships  identity  boston  massachusetts  ritual  youth  love 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Readership Institute: Get Smart About Your Readers
"A story from CNN, for example, carries more weight for them, because it comes from a large and well-reputed news organization that, in their minds, cannot afford the risk of reporting false information."
youth  research  reading  journalism  internet  teenagers  news  media  television  cable  newspapers 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Generation Y biggest user of libraries: survey | U.S. | Reuters
"These findings turn our thinking about libraries upside down. Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries."
internet  books  library  youth  teenagers  children  education 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Crazy Modern Music: Alex Ross and Ben Ratliff discuss jazz, classical, and pop. - By Ben Ratliff and Alex Ross - Slate Magazine
"The audience needs to love the experience of being in the club or in the hall, no matter who's playing. And the younger generations no longer seem to have that urge, at least not as much."
music  identity  jazz  classical  public  youth 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Jonathan Selwood - Lessons from a Hollywood Youth
"The world is going to hell around you, but then again, the world is always going to hell around you when you live in Hollywood — earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, Paris Hilton. You might as well break out the wine."
wine  celebrity  hollywood  youth  losangeles  california  earthquake  fire  identity 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead | CNET
"It's a problem for teens--you're like losing out on some of your friends if you choose just one. To have all your buddy lists in one place, that's where this is going."
youth  yasns  social  news  internet  email  education  culture  blog  teenagers  communication  online  children 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
American Journalism Review: Caught in the Contradiction
"I knew I was coming into a 'dying industry' when I started this. But I don't think it's really dying. People will always need information. I will have a job. It may be different, but I will have a job. You just have to be flexible and optimistic [...]"
journalism  media  newspapers  marketing  corporations  northcarolina  work  youth 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Jackson, County Combine Efforts -
"When someone lives in poverty, there is a lack of hope. . . . When you have no hope for your future, you don't prepare for it. Some young black men don't know how to find hope because they can't see it."
identity  black  youth  parenting  mentoring  men  poverty 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
It Ain’t Easy Being Green : the signifier
"From the outside we look like closed books, hiding behind our headphones and laptop screens, but we are connected a vast world that is updating itself in real-time, constantly evolving like an organism."
social  music  pop  rock  identity  parenting  children  youth  mp3  college  punk  teenagers  radio  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WSJ: Dealing with Hatred: How the Torrent of Anti-Americanism Affects Teenagers
"They burned the flag every week in front of the [U.S.] Embassy. I didn't understand how they could hate us so much, because I know we have freedoms they don't have. They don't see the whole picture. They see only our mistakes."
usa  world  education  teenagers  youth  protest  media 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Keeping Iowa's Young Folks at Home After They've Seen Minnesota
"I'd like to say I stared out the rear window as we pulled out of town, watching the state of my boyhood recede, but I didn't. We were going to California, which trumps Minneapolis."
iowa  usa  california  farming  youth  creative 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Age of Dissonance: Bad Girls, Bumper Crop
"We look to kids to call it like it is. That's why adults find watching them so freeing, especially in tense, controlled times like these. Their bad behavior is cathartic for us. Better than Xanax
gender  marketing  men  sociology  women  youth 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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