How the Millennial generation shops online

Millennials engage in nearly every online shopping activity.

Millennials have grown up embracing the deep discounts and convenience offered by online shopping. A January 2013 survey from ad agency DDB Worldwide of US web users’ attitudes toward ecommerce found that both males and females ages 18 to 34 were more likely than their 35- to 64-year-old counterparts to engage in nearly every online shopping activity, with 40% of males and 33% of females in the younger age group reporting that ideally they would buy everything online.

 

 

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Portrait of a New Radical: Hyper-Transparency and the Coming Radicalization of America

Futurist Thomas Frey: Over the past few days I’ve been wrestling with a very troubling thought.

It started with the simple question, “Ten years from now, anyone who is frustrated with those in power, whether it’s a local, national, or international issue, what options will they have for protesting what they see as an injustice, inequities, or outright corruption?”

 

 

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How Millennials shop and spend in America

16 to 34 year olds are more likely to wield a smartphone or other mobile device as a shopping companion.

We all know that young people like to shop. All before the responsibilities of having a family set in,  in the relatively care-free years of high school and college, young people tend to throw their pennies into blouses, jeans and other must-have accessories. (Infographic)

 

 

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Americans turning against ‘stuff’

Millennials are thinking entrepreneurially, viewing themselves as microbusinesses operating in a highly uncertain economic environment.

Millennials aren’t alone as they shift from tangibles (cars and homes) to intangibles (education and access to data). The business sector is moving along the same tangible-to-intangible path as the Millennials, perhaps at an even faster pace. Business spending on nonresidential structures, other than mining-related, is roughly 30% below the 2007 pre-recession highs, while investment in software is up almost 20% over the same period.

 

 

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An Explosion of Texting Among 18 to 34 Year Olds Pushes The Telephone Conversation Into a Serious Decline

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Texting among 18 to 24 year olds has doubled.

Jane Beard and Jeffrey Davis didn’t realize how little they speak to their children by phone until they called AT&T to switch plans. The customer service agent was breathless. The Silver Spring couple had accumulated 28,700 unused minutes.

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Three-Fourths of Millennial’s Say They Are ‘More Spiritual Than Religious’

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Many members of “Generation Y” are drifting away from traditional Christian beliefs and practices

Most young adults today don’t pray, don’t worship and don’t read the Bible, a major survey by a Christian research firm shows.If the trends continue, “the Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships,” says Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources. In the group’s survey of 1,200 18- to 29-year-olds, 72% say they’re “really more spiritual than religious.”

 

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