Jeffrey McManus posted some notes from a session about "What Teens Want" at the Web 2.0 conference. Much of it isn't terribly surprising: won't pay for music (use BitTorrent), don't trust single news sources, use the Internet to research purchases, etc.
But then I got to the last point, which hits pretty close to home:
None of them use Yahoo for much of anything (not for IM, not for search, not for shopping, not for mail) except as a sort of second-chance search when Google didn't give them what they wanted. They hate the Yahoo home page because it's busy and weighed down with ads, no surprise there.
If so, this should be a wake-up call for someone...
I'm sure we've got tons of our own research on this at work. But I haven't seen any of it (yet?).
Posted by jzawodn at October 09, 2005 09:41 PM