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Young people always need ways to distract themselves from their daily school and work routines. They want to have fun times to balance out the stress-inducing activities and demands that occupy their days. Although what they have distracted themselves with changes with each new generation, their love for these distractions has remained consistent. Young people today have particulars ways to relax and unwind and here are some of the most popular they choose.
Online gaming remains perhaps the most popular way for young people to spend their free time. Online gaming allows them to have fun, compete and connect with their friends no matter where they are located. There are many types of online games and the most popular allow players to be entertained and either play a role as a sports star or action hero, prove their intelligence on word or number puzzles, show off their timing or dexterity on puzzle games, or win prizes on games of chance.
Each of these types of games attracts tens of millions of players every day and is growing steadily with players around the world. Most of these games are played on mobile devices making them portable and able to be played at any time or place. There are popular apps for any style of gaming that can be downloaded and used on ant newer smartphone.
The film industry continues to beat expectations in terms of its popularity. Ten years ago, there was a concern that with the advent of large screen TVs and advanced home sound systems, young people would not want to spend the additional time and inconvenience of going to movie theaters.
The film industry, however, has done a great job of making visiting your local theater a cool and highly anticipated event. Part of their strategy is to create films based on familiar characters and stories, to use the latest technology to make amazing films, and to make big event type films. With franchises like Star Wars and the Avengers releasing more and more films each year, young people have reasons to be excited many weeks out of the year. Soon there might be a new event film for them to view at the local cinema every week.
Young people also use mobile tech to access these films when they leave the theater. New smartphones have an ability to stream high-quality audio and video making the viewing experience both compelling and completely mobile. Young people can access films when they wish and put them on hold to watch whenever they are available. Many multi-task with their smartphones easily switching between watching films, social networking, and online gaming.
Perhaps the most popular form of entertainment for young people today is spending time on social media platforms. Whether it is Facebook, Instagram or YouTube, you can count on the average young person immersed in the platform many hours each day. These platforms are sophisticated and rich allowing for those using it to create and transfer text, photos, and video to their friends, family and fellow social networkers. As platforms continue to develop, new tech points to their being places for commerce and unique community experiences. Young people will certainly lead the way in developing how this all plays out.
The emerging virtual reality industry looks to be a new area of focus for young people. Perhaps in the next five years, it will be a really popular entertainment choice for this group.