Grandparents replaced by Google?
The wisdom of grandparents, the stories from their memories and the recipes they can share are being replaced by the web.
A new survey has found that grandma and grandpa are being passed up when kids are looking for advice that they used to ask their grandparents for.
According to the survey commissioned by cleaning company Dr. Beckmann, kids are instead hitting Google for advice and wisdom.
About a third of grandparents said they were asked “what was it like when you were young?”
A staggering 96 per cent said they were asked “what was it like when you were young?”
It seems kids are turning to Wikipedia for historical stories, and YouTube for instructional videos on how to do things.
“[Grandparents] are aware that their grandchildren – already with their noses buried in a laptop, tablet computer or smartphone – find it much easier to search the internet for instant advice,” said a specialist from Dr. Beckmann.
The risk is that kids could be getting the wrong information online. They could also be passing up the opportunity to keep family traditions going.
But the Internet – and Google, Wikipedia and YouTube – offer an immediate opportunity for grandchildren to get information when they need it. The web can also create a place for kids to seek answers to things once their grandparents have passed away.
Are you worried that grandparents are getting replaced by the web when it comes to searching for advice and tips?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets