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How the always connected generation might shake out by 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The internet might have led to decreased loyalty and more shopping around for the best flight, hotel or package holiday but there could be worse to come.

The following infographic suggests today’s 24/7 teens are growing up with an even shorter attention span than their parents.

Highlights include:

  • 23% of all teens (aged 13 to 17) own a tablet, 27% when it comes to girls
  • 80% own a computer
  • 78% own a cellphone and 37% a smartphone

When it comes to the future of the hyperconnected generation, the balance is slightly tipped in favour of it being positive although concerns around instant gratification, being too dependent on devices and becoming shallow consumers of information are raised.

On the upside however, they might be efficient multi-taskers and able to absorb more information.

 

 
 
Linda Fox

About the Writer :: Linda Fox

Linda Fox is deputy editor for Tnooz. For the past six years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.

In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.

Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.

 

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  1. Jatin Chhabra

    Really nice infographic.

     
  2. Jeffrey Willius

    Good post, Linda, but I bristle at your suggestion in the last paragraph. Multi-tasking is a myth we’ve invented to give ourselves permission to be less attentive to each of the tasks we’re tasking.
    I agree, though, that there’s reason to be concerned about this screenbound generation of youngsters. THey’re more removed from Nature than ever, and if they know nothing first-hand about it, it’s hard for them to care about it, and if they don’t care, it’s unlikely they’ll fight for its preservation. Not to mention the growing body of evidence showing the negative effects of the “nature deficit disorder” on kids’ health, attention spans, spiritual development and performance in school.
    Just my two cents worth…

     
 
 

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