Youth & Technology

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Youth & Technology

  1. 1. Youth & Technology China vs United States
  2. 2. McLuhan-isms <ul><li>“ the medium is the message ” M. McLuhan </li></ul><ul><li>“ &quot; If the medium is the message, then the user is the content &quot;  -- Professor Kerckhove </li></ul><ul><li>“… they become people by what they publish…” - Anonymous </li></ul>
  3. 3. Students in America spend… <ul><li>5,000 hrs reading books </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 hrs playing videogames </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/meyshanworld/2218814838/
  4. 4. Students in America… <ul><li>Send 250,000 emails and instant messages </li></ul><ul><li>Make 10,000 cell phone calls </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet use… <ul><li>165-210 million Americans are online </li></ul><ul><li>China is catching up -- 137 million online in 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Youth in China and U.S. agree.. <ul><li>“ Digital technology is an essential part of how I live” </li></ul><ul><li>China -- 80 percent </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.A. – 68 percent </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ I feel more real online than offline” <ul><li>24 percent of Chinese youth agree </li></ul><ul><li>Only 4 percent of American youth agree </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/8049856@N03/532594871/
  8. 8. &quot;I have experimented with how I present myself online&quot; <ul><li>69 % of Chinese youth agree </li></ul><ul><li>28% of American youth agree </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkering/975007946/
  9. 9. “ The Internet helps me make friends” <ul><li>77% of Chinese youth agree </li></ul><ul><li>30% of American youth agree </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerbooktrance/289992273/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldendragon613/275796109/
  10. 10. Check out the study by downloading the PDF at http://www.iac.com/index/news/press/IAC/press_release_detail.htm?id=8833 More interesting studies available at the Pew Internet and American Life http://www.pewinternet.org/

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