Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lisleman’s nobody asked news

According to a recent marketing survey (highly sophisticated I’m sure) teens are rating Facebook less important. Twitter is gaining on FB.

This is great. FB doesn’t need teens with their future job inhibiting pictures on it. Those teens should be studying in their rooms, learning skills in preparation for the big day they move out on their own (today average age 35?). Of course Twitter is probably not going to help their vocabulary or attention span. Our future needs smarter people who know more than stupid apps and video games. We don’t need another smartphone hey-look-here-I-am app like foursquare.





The shocking news here is that a marketing firm found teens that had enough focus and interest to take a survey. Maybe they were bribed with pizza slices.

One of the newer social online outlets teens mentioned was Vine. Vine is the 6-second video-clip service from Twitter (do you think Twitter is targeting teens?). Using their smartphone which I am sure was a reward for cleaning their rooms, they can quickly share 6 second clips of their exciting important lives with the eagerly awaiting world. Really who has time for a minutes long youtube clip?

The Vine service offers teens the peer publicity they crave. Once upon time I think blogging offered a method to get attention. Of course blogging requires a minimum amount of writing skill (not much really - my blog for example).

What-do-I-know Lisleman sees Vine as a flash in the digital fad fire. Before Justin Bieber's next girlfriend, 6 seconds will just be too long to watch.

Teens, one more thing - get the hell off my lawn.



another circus 

17 comments:

savannah49 said...

i love your new app, i-statue, sugar! re twitter, i use it for quick foreign news sites/reporters. other than that...blogging is still my favorite. xoxoxo

Rebecca said...

I've heard that instagram was the big thing with teens because it's just photos and no words. *face-palm*

Cheryl P. said...

Most techy things are so short lived with the next big thing probably just around the corner. I have heard of Vine and perhaps it will foster some creativity but most likely also foster some inappropriate behavior. 6 seconds could prove to be a long time if it's lewd, crude, or TMI.

lisleman said...

I'm glad blogging is still your favorite. I think there will be a core group of bloggers for a long time.

lisleman said...

Yes that and some quick snapshot thing. This Vine has been called the video version of instagram. I hope they still learn to write. thanks

lisleman said...

I would guess that 90% is TMI and who cares info.
thanks

Joanne said...

There's an app to measure decibels. No kidding. I learned that at a public meeting last night when a neighborhood dispute over ATV's was aired.

lisleman said...

that makes sense but the people creating the noise will not pay attention to them. ATV's can be fun if you have the right area to run them. thanks

Tami said...

Vine? Egads thats a new one my kids will be using. I can't keep up with it all!

lisleman said...

Keeping up with the teenage world has been difficult for a long time. I'm sure my parents felt the same way about me back then and there were no apps. Do you have a smartphone policy/rules for your kids?

Tami said...

One is 18 and one is 16. So I am not as strict as I used to be with the phones. We do have the GPS tracker turned on thru AT&T so that we know where they are. We also can track what times they are on the phone. Our boys are pretty good about the phone though. They go to bed on time and get up for school, plus they get good grades. Phone privileges are taken away if they abuse the phone or household rules. It's amazing how their attitude changes after not having a phone for the day. LOL

lisleman said...

thanks - you might want to post your ideas on this. Good to see that you were able to make the phone connectivity a parenting tool. I hope they and everyone is careful with downloads and privacy.

tracismixedbag said...

I love Vine. I love the challenge of trying to film something interesting in 6 seconds. It's fun and I've seen some good ones.

lisleman said...

You might be the one follower who uses Vine. 6 seconds is short time to present anything. thanks

lisleman said...

I suppose an appealing part of Twitter is showing/tracking the number of followers. The digital popularity contest is here to stay I think. I have yet to find any reason to join. thanks

Lilly said...

No attention span. Absolutely none. I just cant get into much of it other than blogging. I am turning into a dinosaur by the day. I used to pride myself on my technical ability once....

lisleman said...

Keeping up is not possible. Actually some of the stuff comes and goes so fast that if you missed it nobody would notice. I think your ability to create good writing is more important than knowing much of the quickly out-dated technology stuff. I worry that the attention span limited generation is not going to know how to write well.
thanks

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