How much are you paying attention? 🙂
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
LinkedAge is a communication tool that serves elderly to exchange the accomodation facilities in different regions over the world, to create networks, increase mobility and promote social inclusion of elderly.
Communication platform LINKEDAGE provides global logistic facility for networking, creates a tool for extend mobility for elderly. It opens wide possibilities for accessibility to social infrastructure in the variety of destinations supported by diversified social services. Together with the increased visibility of different culture structures it presents leverage for higher quality of life for elderly.
It is an ICT tool with the objective to support networks and meet social objectives by extention of the activation period of elderly. With the exchange of place and area of living their independency period can be prolonged without being dependent on “external” support provided by relatives or nursing personnel. Consequently, with the activities of exchange and the extention of activation period, the period of dependency and of possible extra social costs and costs of national social and health system would be decreased.
With LinkedAge platform elderly may participate in the process of creation of new products for better services and consequently, to better quality and improved standard of social services provided in the region. It enables an exchange of good practices and the transfer of positive experiences from one area to another. Therefore the objective of promotion of the same or similar level of services for comparable groups of population will be achieved.
Young adults are a crucial segment for businesses and advertisers. As the 18-24-year-old demographic expands faster than any other young age group, so does its viewing and purchasing power. Today’s 17-year-olds will play a significant role in the young adult segment of the future, which is why it’s crucial to get to know them now in order to better understand who they’ll be tomorrow.
WHO ARE TODAY’S TEENS?
Today’s teens and young adults are quite the multicultural bunch—with purchasing power to boot. In fact, the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 groups are almost identically multicultural, as 42 percent of each comprises Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. This is only the tip of the iceberg—U.S. Census data shows that African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanics will generate the vast majority of the U.S. population growth over the next few decades.
Teens have serious purchase potential. In 2012, 29 percent of U.S. teens lived in high-income homes ($100k+), while only 25 percent of young adults lived in households within this same income bracket. There were also more teen households with middle incomes ($30k-$100k) than those of young adults. Finally, fewer teens lived in lower-income homes ($30k) than their slightly older counterparts.
DEVICE OWNERSHIP DETERMINES VIEWING
Within teen households, smartphones and tablets are growing faster than any other device. From Q4 2011 to Q4 2012, smartphone penetration increased by 45 percent among teens, 32 percent among adults 18-24 and 22 percent among adults 25-34.
Laptop penetration increases as teens age into young adulthood, but begins to decline when young adults enter their late 20s. Laptop penetration is highest among young adults, but all three age groups (12-17, 18-24, 25-34) have increased their laptop ownership over the past year.
Though young adults view most content on television, they are increasing their video watching
on other devices. According to Nielsen’s Fourth-Quarter 2012 Cross-Platform Report, all
consumers under the age of 34 increased their video consumption via mobile and the Internet
from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012.
While everyone under 34 is spending less time in front of the TV, viewing preferences aren’t
consistent across the 12-17, 18-24 and 25-34 year old groups. For example, teens like to
watch on mobile more than anyone else. In fact, they watched 18 percent more video on their
mobile phones than persons 18-24 and 46 percent more than persons 25-34, in Q4 2012.
While teens are watching more content on mobile devices, they watch less video online than
young adults. In fact, persons 18-24 spent almost 3 times more time watching video on the
Internet than teens 12-17 in Q4 2012.
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