Want to know what’s on Millennials’ minds? We chat with them in our frequent feature “Questions With a Millennial” to provide you with answers and insight. In today’s edition, we spoke with Bryan Spencer, a 23-year-old currently living in China.
What are 5 things you couldn’t live without?
2. Kindle Fire
3. Credit Card
5. Running shoes (Asics)
How do you typically watch TV? On a set or streaming? Alone or with family or friends?
I usually stream TV — generally alone, but if a show is popular (“Walking Dead,” “Homeland,” “Game of Thrones,” “Office” … I could go on for a while!) I will watch it with friends on a TV set.
What’s your preferred social network and why?
I like Facebook because I can chat with my friends back home. I generally use “WeChat,” an iPhone app that connects to the Chinese social network QQ … it’s cheaper than texting and all my friends here in China use it
About how often do you check your cellphone?
It would probably be easier to say how often I’m not looking at it! I generally just check for messages/emails and don’t surf the Internet on it very often or play games.
What’s the last thing you watched on YouTube?
The Vice Presidential Debate
How do you typically consume news, if at all?
I consume news online unless I’m taking the train or flying, and in that case, I’ll grab a paper. In terms of websites, I read The Atlantic, Economist, WSJ, CNN, and BBC. I also like news aggregators such as Reddit, and of course I watch “The Daily Show.”
What brand do you think really understands your generation and why?
I may be cheating because this is such an easy answer, but…Apple. People pay a premium for the brand because of Apple’s marketing and influence.