Tradable skills, foam clouds and mobile voting polls: Or why young people rule the world

It never ceases to amaze me how much flak young people get for being, well, young (especially those in the hip hop generation). But when it comes to selling them stuff, the powers that be are quick to turn a blind eye on the criticism and pay attention to the numbers (young people spend $250 billion a year on products in the U.S.). Something is definitely happening with young people. Something always has been. But it seems that what young people are doing is having a bigger influence these days. Here are some reasons why this is so in 2009. Continue reading