The kids are alright

Today Microsoft launched a series of new smartphones going by the name of Kin. Although other smartphones have the same or similar capabilities, Kin developers have focused on the tools most vital to the teenage user – such as texting. Furthermore, Kin understands that young people are not interested in the latest app or signing up to a new social networking site, they want to be where they and their friends already socialise (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr) and have easy, instant access to those sites wherever they are. Judging by the demo (left) I think I’ll be adding Kin to the list, along with Gossip Girl, Glee, and Abercromie and Fitch, of Things I Am Sadly Too Old To Be The Target Demographic Of Anymore. Sigh.

Comments

  • rex

    Jesus, the kids are going to grow up screwed. Kids should have time to think and analyse, rather than constantly feeling like they need to update/connect/digitally socialise, they won’t do their homework with all this stuff going on! Therefore don’t do well at school, well in life…and leave our planet in a mess. Just a thought.