Teens vastly prefer YouTube and Netflix to TV, don't mind ads, report finds

Saba Hamedy, Mashable, Apr 01, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I always take it with a grain of salt when a report says people don't mind ads. People always mind ads. But the rest of this wouldn't surprise me: "Those surveyed said digital video serves as a mood lifter (57%) and stress reliever (61%), as well as a way to stay up to date on what’s trending or new (60%), to learn how to do something (47%) or to lull oneself to sleep (44%)." Remember that the survey samples an affluent North American population with good internet bandwidth.

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