Phys .org: Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out

Phys .org: Research reveals millennials hindered from disconnecting by fear of missing out. “Millennials desperate to digitally disconnect are being hindered by the fear of missing out (FoMo), social influences and the increasing digitalisation of tourism services, new research reveals.”

NiemanLab: Can a science escape room livestreamed on Twitch help bring viewers to public media?

NiemanLab: Can a science escape room livestreamed on Twitch help bring viewers to public media?. “Twitch. An escape room. YouTube influencers. Outer space. And public media. You never know what concoction of trends will make an experiment successful. And that’s the job of WGBH’s emerging platforms initiative: finding mixes that help the Boston-based public media station reach younger audiences (Gen Z and millennials) through newer platforms (Instagram, Twitch, Twitter, Snapchat Discover, YouTube, subreddits, and TikTok). ”

The Guardian: Meet the millennials pretending to be baby boomers on Facebook

The Guardian: Meet the millennials pretending to be baby boomers on Facebook. “Posting typos and non sequiturs is harmless, revealing a user’s unfamiliarity with the conversational conventions of social media, and perhaps an inexpert command of keyboards. Yet, as indicated by the skyrocketing popularity of a new Facebook group called ‘A group where we all pretend to be boomers,’ in which members of Generations X through Z adopt boomer-ish affectations for fun, they can also be amusing.” Oh sure, it’s fun now. Just wait, millennials, in 30 years you’ll be constantly plugging in your VR sockets upside down and Generation Mutant will post looping XR videos all over your house of you doing it. And don’t come crying to me when that happens.

Current: KQED to study how to reach and engage millennials with science media

Current: KQED to study how to reach and engage millennials with science media. “‘Cracking the Code: Influencing Millennial Science Engagement’ is a new collaborative project that brings together the expertise of the public broadcaster’s science team with science communication experts in academia. The partners will test ways to increase engagement with KQED science content among audiences within the millennial generation born between 1981 and 1996. The three-year effort is supported by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.”

CNN: Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials

CNN: Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials. “Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the pages pushing the videos do not disclose that they are backed by the Russian government. The pages are run by Maffick Media, a company whose majority stakeholder is Ruptly, a subsidiary of RT, which is funded by the Russian government. Although Maffick Media has hired contractors and freelancers in Los Angeles in recent months, the company is not registered in the US, it is registered in Germany.”

Social Media Today: Snapchat Launches Virtual Art Gallery for Black History Month

Social Media Today: Snapchat Launches Virtual Art Gallery for Black History Month. “For all the talk about how social media platforms have ruined art, literature, attention spans, cinema, etc. – could it be possible that digital platforms may also become the connective tool that links a new generation to art, and re-ignites traditional forms? This week, to celebrate Black History Month, Snapchat has launched a new Lens which invites users into a virtual art gallery and showcases the work of black Millennial artists.”

Poll: Majority of Millennials Do Not Like Trump, Twitter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)

University of Massachusetts Lowell: Poll: Majority of Millennials Do Not Like Trump, Twitter. “President Donald Trump, his Twitter habit and Twitter in general are not popular with millennials, according to the results of a new national poll released today. Sixty-two percent of all millennials – Americans ages 18 to 37 – surveyed by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion said they disapprove of Trump’s job performance and only 37 percent said they view the president favorably. The independent, nonpartisan poll of 1,000 adults, which has a margin of error of 3.4 percent, was conducted prior to the government shutdown.”

TechZim: Government, you need social media!

TechZim: Government, you need social media!. “Just a little over a week ago, Techzim wrote about how the army boss had expressed some concerns over how our Zimbabwean culture was being eroded by social media and all. I know this is not a new story, we’ve heard it all before. And of course, I totally get it, if you’re not a millennial your interpretation of social media would be a bunch of sexually perverted people doing nothing but hit on each other, being vocal on things that don’t matter and probably spreading fake news. However, because we (the millennials) know what social media is really about, we’re not too bothered by this, but here’s the problem…”

BetaNews: Most Americans reuse passwords, with millennials the worst culprits

BetaNews: Most Americans reuse passwords, with millennials the worst culprits. “A new survey of over 1,000 US adults reveals that 81 percent of people surveyed admit to using the same password for more than one account. Among millennials where 92 percent say they use the same password across multiple accounts. More worrying still, more than a third (36 percent) report that they use the same password for 25 percent or more of their online accounts.”

CNET: Snapchat is the first social-media stop for most millennials

CNET: Snapchat is the first social-media stop for most millennials. “College students turn first to the ephemeral-messaging app before Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, according to data released Thursday by LendEdu, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing. Fifty-eight percent of college students said they open Snapchat first, compared with 27 percent who chose Instagram, 13 percent who said Facebook and the 2 percent who opt for LinkedIn.”

Study: Millennials NOT the Age Group Spending the Most Time on Social Media

Which age group spends the most time on social media? Surprise! Not Millenials. “Folks who belong to Generation X spend more time on social media than any other age group, according to a new report from Nielsen. This group, made up of people ages 35 to 49, spend almost seven hours a week on social media. Millennials, ages 18 to 34, spend just over six hours on social media.”

PR Week – Study: How Different Generations Join Online Tribes

PR Week – Study: How Different Generations Join Online Tribes. “Facebook topped the list for creating tribes, according to Jerry Johnson, EVP of strategic planning at Brodeur Partners, which produced the research. He said more than four out of five respondents across all generations – millennials, gen x, and boomers – said relationships and communities formed on Facebook were becoming more important in their lives. Instagram rated second, though it is only popular among millennials. Less obvious tribe locations among boomers were video game social networks including Raptr and PlayFire.”

Chatbot Services Getting Into Money Management

The evolution of the chatbot continues – now they’re into money management. “More broadly these chatbots are targeting millennials who, they claim, typically aren’t as financially savvy as they could be and who are perfectly comfortable communicating entirely through emoji. I jest, kinda. Choosing to announce news or fully launch today are Plum, Chip, and Cleo, which is a little awkward. You wait around for a chatbot financial assistant and three arrive at once, said nobody.”

Which Age Groups Are Most Likely to Fall Victim to Scams? HINT: Not Seniors

You know that commonly-held belief that senior citizens are more susceptible to scams than other age groups? Maybe not. “While people commonly stereotype scam victims as being senior citizens, a study conducted by the Better Business Bureau indicates that, in fact, Millennials and Generation Xers are actually much more likely to be victims of scams than are Baby Boomers, with Millennials and younger members of Generation X faring the worst of any age groups when it comes to falling prey to scams.”