India’s GenY high on social media, mobile devices: TCS

India’s Generation Y is fast changing the communication paradigm by adopting newer modes of networking like Facebook, instant messaging and chat to connect with their peers, a survey by country’s largest software exporter TCS has said.

According to the survey conducted on 12,300 high school students (aged 12-18 years), 85 percent respondents said they use Facebook, while 79 percent said they own a mobile phone.

While more than 40 percent respondents said they use their mobile phones to access the internet (compared to just 12 percent in 2009), about 14 percent said they use tablet PCs, highlighting an emerging trend.

About 34 percent respondents said they preferred a career in the IT sector, followed by engineering (30 percent), medicine (11 percent) and media (7.5 percent)… Read more

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