Are Parents More Internet Savvy Than Teens?
from the not-really dept
The headline about a new study concerning how parents and teenagers do things on the web suggests that, contrary to popular belief, parents are more tech savvy than their teenaged children. The details, however, don’t actually say that. What the study does show, is that teens tend to get bored and give up on poorly designed websites, while parents tend to take it slow and force themselves to go through the whole thing. That doesn’t sound like internet-savvy — that just sounds like teenagers have a shorter attention spam and that they’ve learned it’s not worth wasting time on badly designed websites (which might actually suggest they’re more internet savvy). That doesn’t make for as good a headline though.