Opinion: Today's youth can lead you wrong on new technology

The iPhone and the iPad are among a number of recent innovations that teenagers and college students ignored in large numbers when they first appeared, notes Farhad Manjoo, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, in asserting that youth are not always the best barometer for whether a new tech innovation will succeed. The column was written in the context of Snapchat's rejection of a $3 billion buyout offer and whether the application's popularity among young people guarantees that it will one day become profitable.

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