What is that next big thing? Many of today’s trendsetters can be found in high schools. So Jeremy Hobson reporter for the radio program Marketplace visited a New Jersey high school where he interviewed students and a tech teacher. You can listen to the radio story at “The next generation unfriends Facebook” (May 3, 2013). It is 12 minutes long, but worth it. Scroll down for the Audio Extra — a four minute interview with the tech teacher.
While we should be cautious in how we interpret the results of a small convenience sample, there are some quick takeaways that merit attention:
- Facebook is fading in popularity
- Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram are hot
- These kids care about privacy issues — I had not heard that before
What are your favorite apps? websites? social media tools? Are you spending less time on Facebook?