So I’m on a plane seated next to a recent college grad and he starts asking me some tech questions. He’s curious about Android… Running a blackberry and considering his next phone purchase. His perception is that phones update all the time and it’s a complex decision… Obviously he’s a very mainstream user.
In our conversation he shares how he has a laptop and is considering a tablet. His main uses seem to be email, news and text though that’s clearly shifting to whatsapp particularly with international contacts. What really caught my ear was his use of rss (his word and prompt) and how it is only happening in mobile. He actually showed me his feeds which are all mainstream need sources… Amazing that he has no desire for a desktop reader given the efficiency. Google Reader was not something he knew anything about.
On the desktop he’s mainly just doing msnbc and either nba.com or more directly the nba’s youtube channel to cut straight to the clips.
As a final thought he was attracted to windows 8 for a tablet but it sounded like peer pressure might be steering him away – though for such casual use it actually seems like a great fit.
His online habits are surprisingly light and limited… I really expected more. No twitter, limited facebook and no tumblr.