Talking to Teens

Many people commented on the “talking to teens” panel at Web 2.0 as being one of the more interesting events at the conference, with some genuine revelations. There is a piece in today’s Washington Post built around a survey of teenagers, and while the results aren’t revelatory about technology, they are striking just the same. Consider this saddening excerpt:

About two-thirds locally and nationally say there’s a good chance they will be rich someday. Nearly one-third also predict they’ll be famous, including a majority of local African American teens, who expect both celebrity and riches. Even many less affluent black teens foresee wealth and fame: a finding that may indicate reassuring confidence — or media-fed delusions.