When it comes to the coolest apps it is easy to fall behind. Social media behemoths like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat continue to be a force. But as more and more people migrate to these platforms—including advertisers—habits change. Young people look for the next best cool thing, or the application with less digital clutter, and move on.Read More
It’s a well known fact that Generation Z is highly adept at using technology, at times engaging online differently and with higher frequency than their Millennial predecessors. That trend is likely to continue and will have ramifications for how your church connects with emerging generations. How does your church presently use technology to connect with Generation Z?Read More
“Millennial” is often code for “young person,” but as years pass and Millennials age, a younger cohort has been identified: Generation Z. They share common traits with Millennials. But there are distinctions. What are they?Read More
If you like scientific studies, you’ll want to pay for access to this paper by Jean M. Twenge and Heejung Park, “The Decline in Adult Activities Among U.S. Adolescents, 1976–2016.” Or, you could read this summary from Business Insider.Read More
Just about everyone has one in their pocket: a smartphone.
While churches have taken steps to make their sanctuaries gun-free zones, they are not threat free. My iPhone 6 is a two and half by five and half inch rectangle of circuits, metal, and glass that can access a sea of information in an instant.Read More
Technology is not neutral. Neither are its effects wholly positive. For younger generations, social media can take a negative toll on mental health.Read More
Generation Z-ers have grown up connected to the internet, and technology is a constant in their lives. Leonid Bershidsky of the Bloomberg View reports that Z-ers “multi-task across five screens: TV, phone, laptop, desktop and either a tablet or some handheld gaming device, spending 41 percent of their time outside of school with computers of some kind or another.”Read More