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EDM Versus Pop, Kids Raising Kids, and More: Teen Mag Roundup
We flipped through the summer issues of Teen Vogue, NYLON Guys, and J-14 so that you don't have to, identifying key insights on...
July 28th, 2014
Emoji Life: The Friday Don’t Miss List
Start your weekend with the ultimate Millennial fix: everything you missed this week and more. TGIF! 1. Secret Admiring A dating app isn’t...
July 25th, 2014
I Want My Kid TV: What’s the Real Appeal of Nostalgia Viewing?
In the wake of a slew of nostalgia-driven entertainment reboots and remakes, we asked Millennials about their nostalgia viewing, and found the top five reasons...
July 24th, 2014
Infographic Snapshot: Millennials on Cooking
Millennials and food: one of the great love affairs of our time. This generation has embraced a foodie mentality that seems to be seeping into...
July 23rd, 2014
The Retail Carousel: Smart Brands Cashing in on Resale Economy
Millennials have a penchant for incorporating thrift finds into their wardrobes, but the trend goes beyond style nostalgia. During the economic downturn many learned to...
July 22nd, 2014
Cupid in a Smartphone: The Mobile Hunt for Love
Looking for love through an app is becoming more and more common for Millennials , and the dating apps they're using can teach us something...
July 21st, 2014
Viral Potential: The Friday Don’t Miss List
The hilarious, the smart, and the sad of what went viral this week, from the ESPY Awards Millennialized to a fandom convention that backfired into...
July 18th, 2014
Who You Should Follow on YouTube and Why
As top talent on YouTube breaks into the millionaire’s club, popular channels are winning new viewers and projects by remaining unique to their...
July 17th, 2014
Selling Experience: Giving Them Something to Talk About
The startups succeeding in selling Millennials the pre-planned, sharable experiences they want to add interest to their social feeds and help break banality. ...
July 16th, 2014
Meme-Watch: The Inside Jokes Dominating the Internet Right Now
Decoding the sometimes bizarre, often hilarious, memes happening today in Millennials’ worlds, and why they matter. What’s in a meme? We sometimes...
July 14th, 2014
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Quote of the Day: “My dream for the future is complete financial independence from parents and any others, and a very satisfying career that I enjoy (a high salary would be a plus, but not essential).” –Male, 25, PA
The pickup game could become a thing of the past. According to ESPN, playground basketball as we’ve known it is dying. Crime has pushed many urban kids off of outdoor sports spaces to indoor courts that can be controlled. Meanwhile, high school players who want a future in the sport are turning to organized leagues like the Amateur Athletic Union over yard games where “street cred” ruled over building skills to showcase for schools. (ESPN)
Let wants to be the “ultimate, coolest” social network for teens. The app was built on the concept that “Facebook is not for teenagers anymore” and that they are looking for a more positive, gamified experience. Let creates leaderboards to show the members who have amassed the most stars, the equivalent of a Like, and has recently gained members—reportedly doubling in size every two weeks—thanks to YouTube stars like Jake Boys joining and “bringing their followings with them.” (TechCrunch)
Are Millennial marriages in beta? A lot has been said about the generation’s delayed walk down the aisle and their rearrangement of traditional adult milestones. Now, a new study has found that even after they’ve walked down the aisle it might just be to test the waters: 43% of Millennials “would support a marriage model that involved a two-year trial,” and 33% would be open to licenses that require the “terms” to be renegotiated after a certain amount of time. (Time)
Young consumers have made music streaming their clear preference, and it is currently the only area in the recorded music industry experiencing growth. Apps like Spotify, Pandora, and iHeart Radio are competing for their attention, and their loyalty. But an epic streaming battle could be about to begin: tech titans like Apple, Google, and Amazon are acquiring their own streaming tools in order to control the future of the music market. (Quartz)
Some are dubious as to whether social apps can create real media stars, but it can’t be denied that for young artists today the path to fame has diversified, and online followings can impact careers. Case in point: 15-year-old Vine star Shawn Mendes’ self-titled EP hit No. 1 on iTunes only 37 minutes after its release, thanks in part to his 2.9 million followers spreading a #ShawnToNumber1 hashtag. (Mashable)
Quote of the Day: “My dream for the future is to become an entrepreneur so I can become my own boss. I also want to become successful to help other people who are in need.” – Female, 23, CA