Teenagers think Google is cool...
Until they grow up and realise that every aspect of their lives has been filed away in a database and is being monetised by greedy money-grubbing ad-slinging marketing a-holes...
A Google-sponsored study into how teenagers view brands has some bad news for tech companies desperately wanting to be cool. While YouTube takes the (dubious) prize by a considerable margin, Apple lags behind junk food favourites Doritos and Oreos, "the world's favourite cookie". Android emerges ahead of Beats by Dre, for …
There won't be any need for Generations AA, AB, and AC because, let's face reality here - Gen Z will be too busy "communicating" and "updating" on their pocket gadgets to ever learn the skills required to get pregnant, such as meeting people and possibly even talking to them.
(Yes, yes, there are apps for that. But why would Generation Z nother using them when they can achieve a functionally equivalent result with just one hand, leaving the other free for fondling the gadget?)
(Err ... some ambiguity there about which gadget is being fondled. Not that there is anything wrong with thet.)
Yeah Doritos man .. btw , at the moment they got ketchup Doritos for a short while , awesome d00d ..
And no , they haven't got databases with all your life in it. So 2 reasons right there to like Doritos more than Google. Pathetic ? you bet :) As for Apple ..there's billions of things on earth cooler than them , they're called girls :)
I'd be interested to know how this survey was done - I can see Youtube being ranked as cool - while other video sharing sites exist, it's by far the biggest (at least in the West) and has pretty much a bit of everything there.
Google itself though - it's very easy to think of it as just a search engine - as a brand that is. YouTube has its own brand for example.
Chrome is just a browser
Neither are particularly 'cool' you don't get people hanging out on street corners talking about what browser they use.
That cool downhill biking video they recorded on their GoPro and put on YouTube however? I can see that.
"Inexperienced, idiotic onanists, the lot of them. They should be kept in their place and encouraged to keep quiet. "
You remind me of LJK Setright writing, in Bike magazine, that teenagers shouldn't be out on mopeds, they should be at home doing their violin practice.
As a teenager in the nineties, I'm glad I gave PC computer gaming a rest for mountain biking - my health and social life benefitted no end. Video cameras were far a few between, though we borrowed one occasionally. There were obviously no Go-Pros, but there was a company that rented out helmet-cameras, linked by a cable to the storage medium. We couldn't afford their services.
A lot of our own sense of identity was wrapped up in doing silly stuff on bikes, but back in the nineties it wasn't broadcast over the internet, or indeed to our wider peer group. In fact, we didn't have the internet, and found a wider 'community' in printed magazines, mountain bike trade shows and festivals.
Bike brands were 'cool' to us. I still love the original square-shaped Hope Technology logo.
Quite a few of the older mountain bikers worked in tech. If you're reading, you'll be pleased to note that Missy Giove from Team Volvo Cannondale has finished her sentence for smuggling 200 lbs of marijuana and is back on her bike.
Of course, as dumb teenagers, we didn't know what Traumatic Brain Injuries were, and likely wouldn't have changed our behaviour even if we had.
What once seemed cool (no regard for safety) now seems a bit stupid. But fun!
"I should know. I was one once."
I think that, except for very precocious little brats who should be doing something more constructive, just about everybody who posts on El Reg should look back and concur. It's the hormones from our simian ancestry making us unsufferable so the parents will kick us out to form our own groups, and so reduce inbreeding. Evolution just hadn't reckoned with tuition fees and house prices, because teleology isn't really a thing.
don't you mean something on a new cool Social Media site? Isn't the likes of Facebork for oldies these days? Would these 'cool' milleniums be seen dead using FB? or Twitter?
I woudn't know as I don't have a account on any SM (Social Media not the other thing) site.
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