"Indeed, by the late 1990s the Internet was the primary motivation for purchasing a computer, as the two, (cont) http://tl.gd/2q5v8j
Citing a 1995 Carnegie Mellon study by Robert Kraut, "Of all the variables that the researchers (cont) http://tl.gd/2q66qj
"It turns out that teens were especially attracted (in 1995 study) to the applications that allowed them to (cont) http://tl.gd/2q682s
"By 2004 more than half of American teens reported that they created content for the Web." Watkins
"If you have done any of these things (uploaded a video, crafted a Flickr scrapbook, blogged, or managed a (cont) http://tl.gd/2q6g1c
"It turns out that the (TV) networks aggressively target young viewers not because they watch more (cont) http://tl.gd/2q6ldj
"In computer-mediated environments made especially for them, children are learning to build, create, and (cont) http://tl.gd/2q6ph0
"The truth is that Americans watched television more out of habit than any innate desire for the medium." Watkins
I am finding this to be more and more true for myself. Last week my family got the unique pleasure of being a Nielsen Family. We had to keep a detailed log of when the television was on, if anyone was actually watching it, and which family members were watching it. Our family television set was on an average of 2 hours a day but our individual average was more like 30 minutes of actual television viewing. My 2 year old by far watched the most by watching 2 episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba each day (20 min ea). Everyone else's viewing was eratic. I don't think anyone else watched a whole program from start to finish. I know this would not have been true even three years ago. I remember getting home from school when I first started teaching, being burned out, and watching television sometimes 4-5 hours in a row. But, I feel like I consume far more media today than ever before even though the Nielsen survey showed clearly that I only use the television for 2-3 hours of viewing per week now. Now, how much am I paying a month for this?
@anderscj Link or citation . . . interesting info.
@akamrt Watkins, S. Craig (2009) The Young & the Digital: wht migration 2 soc ntwk sites, games, & anytime anywhere media means 4 our future