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The digital economy is more youthful than you think

Case studies of young entrepreneurs from Youth and Media’s report, Youth and the Digital Economy: Exploring Youth Practices, Motivations, Skills, Pathways, and Value Creation, were featured by Norwegian Business School.

“The logic of data-driven business models means that online platforms have a paradoxical and contradictory relationship with youth. On the one hand, young people are empowered because they are given tools and spaces to exercise their agency as active and creative consumers and producers of culture. On the other, corporate platforms commodify their data, attention, culture, labor, and creativity for profits that are not shared equally,” the writeup says.

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Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology.

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Youth and the Digital Economy

Exploring Youth Practices, Motivations, Skills, Pathways, and Value Creation

What can we all learn by taking a closer look at young people in today’s digital economy?