Silicon Valley Youth Voice Opinions on Technology & More


“I couldn’t do anything without the Internet,” is a sentiment echoed by the panelists on the youth panel at 2011 Media Innovations Summit. Bad news for providers of land line telephones, as several of the youth cited lack of convenience and reliability as reasons they prefer cell phones to land lines.  On the other hand, despite the popularity of texting, they point out that it is sometimes faster to talk to someone when collaborating on a project.  They go on to talk about their relationship with technology for entertainment and education and suggest ideas for making technology even better; such as school desks with touchscreens or hybrid virtual/real-world schools. Dan Coates of the youth research company, Ypulse moderated this panel.