I had an interesting conversation with my brother the other day. Not sure how it came up, but we got onto the topic of what apps and websites the new generation of internet users (tweens and teens) are using today. I learned that there is a whole slew of apps out there that are primarily used by these youngins that I was completely unaware of. Not only that, how they use popular apps like Facebook and Instagram are totally different from how, say, my generation of users use them.
This whole notion makes me shutter, as I didn’t think I’d get “old” and not know about these things. Ok, ok, I’m being a wee bit dramatic. I knew this would happen eventually, but not this soon. *chuckles* It was just an interesting moment of realization, which I oddly savored.
After getting over the initial shock factor, it made a whole lot of sense. New apps and websites pop-up every day (perhaps dozens or more at a time) and with the internet so easily accessible to kids nowadays, it is a very natural and inevitable reality that the social adoption to them would evolve just as quickly.
On a different note, Happy New Year! =)