Televisions Are No Longer the Screen of Choice for Kids

kids-on-ipadA new study that examines media consumption among the footie-pajama set may provide a clue to the root cause of an ongoing ratings drought wreaking havoc on kids’ cable ratings.

According to a research report from Miner & Co. Studio, televisions are no longer the screen of choice for kids who have ready access to tablets and smartphones. More than half (57%) of parents surveyed said their children now prefer to watch video on a handheld device rather than on TV.

Mobile devices are so popular with kids that nearly half of the 800 parents quizzed by Miner & Co. reported that they confiscate their kids’ tablets when they act up and make them watch TV instead, thereby fostering a sort of Pavlovian response that equates TV with punishment. (That these parents simply don’t restrict their kids’ access to video altogether when they misbehave suggests that they’re raising a generation of spoiled content junkies, but that’s another story.)

Full article here.

Pinterest serves up iOS apps

In their never-ending push to make pins more, and more useful, Pinterest has launched the ability to buy apps for your iPad and iPhone directly from pins. It’s curated (of course), and if you’re using Pinterest on your device, you’ll have the ability to “install” directly from there. No more middle man…Or middle app… required.

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http://blog.pinterest.com/post/110786995184/install-the-best-new-iphone-and-ipad-apps-from