Sebastian from B. is an 18 year student from Germany. Born in 1991, he was two years old when the DVB Project was created and when Mosaic, the browser credited with popularising the world wide web, was released. When he was five years old the first DVB-T trial transmissions took place and online book seller Amazon.com was launched. He was eight years old when Napster went online as the world's first peer to peer file sharing service. He turned fourteen around the time that YouTube went online, going on to become the biggest online video site.
For people in Sebastian's age group, the following statistics have been reported: 75% of 18-24 year olds have a profile on at least one social networking site; 14-25 year olds watch just 10.5 hours of TV per week, compared to 15.1 hours for 26-42 year olds and 19.2 hours for 43-61 year olds; 62% of 13-24 year olds use their mobile phones as entertainment devices; and 18.26 year olds spend more time on the Internet each week than they do watching television, 12.2 hours versus 10.6 hours.
Let's see whether Sebastian is a typical teenager in how he uses the media!