Gen Y usually has everything personalised to suit its style. All the possessions of youngsters, be it clothes or gadgets, are altered as they want it. Technology has gone a step forward and enabled the youth to individualise an entire website to give it a look they desire. Shortcuts have been created in the form of icons to enable quick access to the various social networking websites. This is another way of assuring the youth that they still have the independence to choose what they want.
As part of the awareness campaign of this application, a popular website visited various City colleges to familiarise the students with it. A game called Net Junky also was devised. The students were asked to play the game in order to get a feel of how to use the application online.
There was a gaming competition and high scorers got hand bands and t-shirts as prizes. The whole format was put into a game because anything entertaining is always easy to learn.
“Usually when you want to go to a website, you have to type ‘www’, then the name of the website and only then you can access it. But this is very simple, because with the click of just a button, you can directly go there. It makes our job earlier and connectivity is also faster,” said Rahul Jain, a SBMJC student. The game is given a very youthful look, to attract college students the most. The users themselves can arrange the icons and also in the order that they want it. Popular websites like Facebook, Gmail and also the New York Times have been made accessible through this.
“Playing this game was fun as it tested our ‘Friendship quotient’. I didn’t know that my friend and I were so alike because we scored high points. It is quite catchy as I couldn’t stop playing. I’m surely going home and trying it out again,” said Deepika, another student.