Friday, September 26, 2003

Internet Is the 'Youth Medium of Choice': "The National Retail Federation's Shop.org opened its annual summit yesterday with a reminder to retailer attendees that teen-agers are doing more than just chatting, entertaining or listening to music online.

"Quoting a Teenage Research Unlimited spring study, Teen People Trendspotters manager Tristan Coopersmith said 42 percent of teens online have bought over the Internet. 'This is a wired generation,' she said. 'The Internet has become the youth medium of choice.' ...

"Teenage Research data ... showed teens last year were responsible for $170 billion in spending. That is 30 percent of overall national consumer spending, according to the South Florida Sentinel newspaper. ..."

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