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Positive effects of Pokémon GO and tech myths about millennials

Positive effects of Pokémon GO and tech myths about millennials 

Show Notes:

Pokémon GO

According to a new study, people who play Pokémon GO have a more exciting life and the game enhanced their overall well-being.

The survey was done on 400 people, three weeks after the game was released, 40 percent of whom were playing Pokémon GO. Those players were more likely to be exercising, as well as experiencing positive emotions, making new friends and strengthening existing friendships.

“For the most part, the Pokémon GO players said more about positive things that were making them feel their life was more worthwhile, more satisfactory, and making them more resilient,”

“The more people were playing, the more they were engaging in behaviors that reflected making new connections — making Facebook friends, introducing themselves to someone new, exchanging phone numbers with someone, or spending more time with old friends and learning new things about them.”

I think this is just another way to get us hooked to our gadgets and destroy good, old fashion fun, excitement and friendship of doing things with people in person.

Three myths about millennials and tech

When we talk about millennials, normally, there are some myths that goes with it.

A study was taken by 1,446 respondents within the millennial demographic and over 90 percent of them were between 18-24. This study also spans over 40 college campuses.

Myth #1: Millennials Are Done With Facebook

Not true.

Facebook is still king; 89.35 percent of millennials use it daily, the highest of all the apps we tested. Next on the list was Snapchat at 76.36 percent, followed by Instagram at 73.79 percent.

Myth #2: The PC Is Dead to Millennials

Not true.

What this group did was to ask, if you are going on a trip and had to work on a project while traveling and were only allowed to take one device—notebook, smartphone, or tablet. What would you take? Over 42 per cent said notebook, with the smartphone in a close second. 

Myth #3: Millennials Hate Face-to-Face Meetings

Not true.

The preferred collaboration methods at different stages of a project for millennials and found face-to-face meetings were viewed as the most useful and preferred for both the planning and brainstorming part of the project and the checkup/review stages.

More women needed in tech

Tim Cook recently said: 

“I think the U.S. will lose its leadership in technology if this doesn’t change,” Cook said “Women are such an important part of the workforce. If STEM-related fields continue to have this low representation of women, then there just will not be enough innovation in the United States. That’s just the simple fact of it.”

Actually, the US has already lost its place as the highest tech exporter. In 2013, China, surpassed the US as number one by nearly 6.5 per cent.

Other countries that are heading the list are: Germany, Singapore, South Korea, France, Japan, Netherlands, Malaysia, and Switzerland to round off the top 10 leading tech exporting countries in the world.

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