Teens and New Media: IM = I and Me

According to a study released this week, Americans aged 13 to 18 spend more than 72 hours a week using electronic media–defined as the Internet, cell phones, television, music and video games. Because teens are known for multitasking, their usage of devices can overlap. So much technology makes teens feel they are playing a starring role in their own reality TV show, said Jim Taylor, vice chairman of the Harrison Group, which conducted the 2006 Teen Trend study. “This generation is unique,” Taylor said. “Teen life has become a theatrical, self-directed media production.”

Read this article from C|Net.

Previously from WNM:
Where the wired things are
The “Networked Generation” is reshaping media
The user-centered web is ruled by teenagers
Generation(I)M, taking “On Demand” to another level
A Web of Participation

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