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.