Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our Generations is off the hook....

So I was searching the web today, trying to find something that had to do with our geration aka the Millenials or Geration Y and I was astounded at all the crazy information that came up. We are outta control! I didn' realize how dependant we were on social media and that our numbers of today are double if not more than that of our parents. We thrive on what happens in the media, but not through the newspaper or radio, but through the internet, Facebook and txt messaging. I found some interesting facts through Wikepedia that really stood out to me. you should totally check out this website; It has some sweet facts.

In their recent book, Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students, Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa[16] found that in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US:

  • 97% own a computer
  • 97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
  • 94% own a cell phone
  • 76% use instant messaging and social networking sites
  • 75% of college students have a Facebook account[17]
  • 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod
  • 49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
  • 34% use websites as their primary source of news
  • 28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
  • 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week

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