The latest survey released by TCS called “The web 2.0 Generation” revealed some interesting facts.
The youth, especially the teenagers between age 12-18 are actively using Internet as a medium for socializing. As many as 93% of the students are aware of social Networking and nearly 63% of all students spend more than an hour online on daily basis.
That actually is startling for me and secondly, it just gives you a glimpse of coming Tomorrow. I am sure 10-15 years down the line every 2nd city household will have Broadband Internet. This is actually great for Internet Penetration in India.
Here are some highlights of the report:
USA, UK top list of international destinations for higher studies
The survey has also classified Online students in 4 different Categories
Today’s students continue to express a strong desire to be mobile like previous generations. The Globetrotter has global ambitions and wants to study and work abroad. However, a growing confidence in the economic future in India is also reflected in the survey as many students, though keen to study abroad and gain global exposure, are also keen to bring skills back to India and put them to use here.
Students from both metros and mini-metros who love gadgets and aspire to have the latest products available. The i-Pod Indian is more likely to be found with access to a web-enabled mobile, the latest gaming console, i-Pods and if he/she doesn’t have one, then aspires to own an i-Phone.
The Indian student is focused on his/her career but is as much interested in the additional benefits that careers brings, such as travel, learning new skills, experience to be gained, interesting workplace, and salary. This Career Kid is also starting to branch out of the traditional career choices and going for some new options like gaming and animation. The Nation-Builder is optimistic about Indian companies and favours them over the most popular international MNCs.
The Social Networker:
A true digital native, the Social Networker is likely to have as many online friends as real ones and these friendships go beyond the traditional boundaries of gender, caste, and geographies. The Social Youth communicates with anyone and everyone as long as they have the same interests. This child could mark the start of a new democracy where he/she reaches out to more people through social networks and is likely to be more socially active, willing to gather other like-minded youths or even form social network parties.
Aah…How I wish I was a student of today !!