Neat Geeks Nov03

Neat Geeks

Teen America: Neat Geeks From Coasties to the Americana, the US is home to a range of teen subcultures. In the fifth of a series exploring Gen Y and Z tribes, Andrea Graham Richeson explores the Neat Geeks, mega-fans who live to collect toys and pop culture novelties. Is the big kid...

Peer-produced Content Mar02

Peer-produced Conten...

Why Gen Z prefer peer-produced content Did YouTube kill the Hollywood star? According to a recent study by Variety, the five most influential figures among Americans aged 13-18 are all YouTube vloggers. [1] Drawn to the friendly and relatable nature of vloggers and internet stars, Gen Z has...

Geek Parenting Oct23

Geek Parenting

How geek parents are reinventing family time In 2013, Gen Y helped grow sales of licensed merchandise to $51 billion in the US and Canada. Determined to raise their children in their own geeky image, Gen Y parents are introducing them to their pop-culture interests at a young age. How are...

Adventure Time Apr06

Adventure Time

Despite what you may have heard about Cartoon Network’s wildly popular animated cartoon Adventure Time, this show is definitely not just for kids. With an all-ages fanbase, and a ever growing fandom, Adventure Time is one of the biggest television shows on air today. Drawing in an...

Homestuck Mar19

Homestuck

Let me tell you about Homestuck… By Youth Tribes contributor Will Uhl After dominating over half of Tumblr, overwhelming Newgrounds’ servers and racking up just under $2.5 million on Kickstarter, it’s not hard to believe internet sensation Homestuck has a dedicated following. It’s...

Tumblr Couples Mar10

Tumblr Couples

Love in the Time of Tumblr: 14-year-old Jenna props her head up on her hand and scrolls through her Tumblr feed, stopping to click on an animated gif of a young couple clutched in a embrace. She sighs deeply and says, “God! I wish I had a boyfriend like that. Ugh. I want their life!” She...

Insights from the Frontlines: Ep1 Jan28

Insights from the Fr...

Youth culture researcher Andrea Graham and Freddie Benjamin bring you the latest news and insights from the youth culture research field. In episode one we discuss: Role of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest in Prom preparation among teens in the US Privacy and Snapchat leaderbards How teens...