It is rightly said, “Internet is turning the world into a global village.” According to a survey conducted by TCS, it turns out the ‘generation z’ of Vizag is the most tech-savvy of all, with a whopping 59% of the city’s teens using and including internet in their daily activities. The youngsters, aged between 12-18 years, when asked about their favourite gadget, 68% of them said the smart phone was their most important gadget and 59% access internet through 3G/4G connection on their smart phones.
With the world becoming virtual, finding teenagers texting away on their gadgets would not come across as a surprise, but what is truly surprising is that 31% of the teenagers have made at least 50 friends through social media sites. The youth were found to be active on various social media sites simultaneously, with Facebook (57%) followed by Google Plus (35%) continues to be the most popular social media, while other platforms like Instagram (24%), Twitter (21%), and Quora (14%).
Also, lot of the web content is consumed through a wide range of apps available for various purposes, the survey has pointed out. Interestingly, educational apps were found to be the most popular (66%) among Visakhapatnam teens, closely followed by gaming apps (60%) and instant messaging apps (51%). Entertainment apps (39%) are emerging as the next most popular app choices among the students.
It was found out that Vizag’s youth are not far behind in the e-commerce, which is slowly but surely becoming a game changer. With 87% of Visakhapatnam youth shopping online either using parent’s money (71%) or pocket money (30%), it can be said that the generation z are immersed in technology.
Addressing the gathering, TCS vice-president and global head V Rajanna said, “It is interesting to note that online learning through educational apps is gaining popularity among the teens. Our survey reveals that generation Z of Visakhapatnam is an app driven generation that is highly connected, socially engaged and digitally influenced.“