Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Jim Liebelt Christian Blog and Commentary

More Entertainment on Computer Than TV for Millenials

  • Jim Liebelt
    Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
  • 2009 Jan 29
  • Comments

According to Deloitte's State of the Media Democracy survey, three-quarters of Millennials (ages 14 to 25) view the computer as more of an entertainment device than their television. Ed Moran, Deloitte director of product innovation, notes that "This (early-adopter) generation of consumers was the first to be raised on the Internet and is united across borders and cultures by their digital media preferences, so the implications for global marketers are unprecedented." 
Across five surveyed countries, Millennials are the most active in gaming, music and Internet use for socializing:

80% of Millennials are regularly searching, downloading and listening to music over the Internet
73% are also regularly socializing online (via social networking sites, chat rooms or message boards)
59% of Millennials use their mobile phone as an entertainment device, versus an average of 33% of all consumers.

Millenials are spending one-third less time watching their television than are other generations.

Source: Center for Media Research

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=99040