We’re back with our “Questions With a Millennial” feature to provide you with insights on Gen Y. Today we chatted with Medha Saytal, a 19-year-old college freshman who shared her habits and interests.
What are 5 things you couldn’t live without?
1. Family and friends
How do you typically watch TV? On a set or streaming? Alone or with family or friends?
I usually watch shows alone online. It’s more convenient that way; I can just watch when I have some extra time, and don’t need to make other plans around when the show is on TV.
What’s your preferred social network and why?
I prefer Facebook because it helps me keep up with what’s going on in my friends’ lives, and I find it easier to navigate than Twitter and other similar social networks.
About how often do you check your cellphone?
It is almost always on me, so I check it as soon as I hear it buzz unless I’m in class or a meeting.
What’s the last thing you watched on YouTube?
The last thing I watched on YouTube was the newest VlogBrothers video.
How do you typically get news, if at all?
I get most of my news by browsing several online newspapers, and I also listen to the BBC World News podcast everyday.
What brand do you think really understands your generation and why?
Forever 21. The clothes are stylish and affordable. Many people in my generation are concerned about money, but still want to be dressed in something that’s in style this season. I think Forever 21 gives us this, and has enough of a variety of clothing that most people can find something that fits their own style there. And the store’s name appeals to young people.
What’s one trend you’re seeing among your generation?
Many people want unique clothes, accessories or other items — something to make them stand out. Etsy has become really popular because it’s a good place to get unique items that show off your personality.