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screenager

(1) From Douglas Rushkoff's 1997 book "Playing the Future," a screenager is a teenager who spends a lot of time at a computer screen. Screenager activities are sending email and instant messages, downloading music and movies, gaming and Web surfing.

(2) A song from English rock band MUSE about teenagers who put up a screen between themselves and their family. The lyrics start out "Who's so phony and always surrounded? Stop your screaming, no one can hear."
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In the popular press, binge viewing and Netflix are becoming synonymous, especially for young viewers, including "screenagers." (1) Of course, not all millennials were "born digital" or have access to these services.
Laptops have been shown to improve 21st century skills such as life and career skills, learning and innovation skills, and group collaboration, but how does this ever-present technology affect the thinking of today's "screenager"?
Indeed, a new word has emerged: "screenager" instead of "teenager".
The information and technology sectors have also warranted a number of new words including meatspace (physical world, as opposed to virtual), screenager (Internet or computer addicted teenager) and sticky (website attracting long or repeated visits from users).
WAP is a mobile phone with web access while screenager is a teenager addicted to the internet.
Adulescent: stay-young pensioners; Barfogenesis: sickness from wearing virtual reality headsets; Dual channelers: They zap between MTV and CNN; Hedon: unit of pleasure; Meatspace: the real world; Screenager: a digital wise teenager; Yestertech: old technology.
"I can tell you now, my 'screenagers' see those numbers of likes and they want to beat them, they want to beat their friends.
Elgin Academy and Advocate Sherman Hospital will host a free screening of the documentary, "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" from 7 to 9 p.m.
Gen Z (SYN: Centennials or Screenagers) are anyone born between 1996C...2005.
The use of technology, smart learning facilities such as multimedia and flipped classroom have become imperative in order to meet up with the generation that he referred to as Screenagers. If our university is world-class, it is going to provide some benefits to our students.