Read the full article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/oct/06/youtube.youngpeople
Armed with cheap video cameras and the internet, a generation of youngsters are growing up very publicly with online videos – and being failed by adults who are not paying proper attention to this new medium.
That claim is made in a research paper published today by the thinktank Demos. The study, Video Republic, examines the rise of the YouTube generation and considers how their enthusiasm and skills can be encouraged.
“It’s now as normal for teenagers to write a blog as it is to write a diary – that’s a massive shift,” said Celia Hannon, a researcher with Demos and the lead author of the report.
“Youngsters are working out their relationship to the outside world and forging an identity.”