Hackable Lifestyle

Teens actively teach themselves life tips via quick online videos

Implications - One of the most self-taught generations to date, Gen Z in particular are demonstrating that the next evolution of maker culture lies in quick, bite-sized online videos that are easily digestible. As trust stays front of mind for digitally immersed teens, they begin seeking online tutorials and lifehacks crowdsourced from real people and relatable social media influencers when it comes to learning new tips and tricks. This proactive approach to self-help is in part a response to the shift away from overly detailed explanations towards highly visual and concise tutorials that make DIY less intimidating and also give room for freedom of experimentation and self-expression.
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Aug 15 - Feb 18
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Warm 13,158 Clicks Pub: Aug 5, 15
DIY Smartphone Holograms
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DIY Rapper Sneakers - Blogger Shay Cherise Created DIY Yeezy Boots for Just $5
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Warm 1,166 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 16
DIY Rapper Sneakers
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Mild 281 Clicks Pub: May 17, 16
Video-Based Recipe Apps
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For those who prefer visual cues over text-based instructions, CookReel provides a platform for publishing and discovering video recipes. With the rise of platforms such as Pintrest, there is a... [More]
DIY Breakfast Popsicles - Grace Helbig's Slopsicles Recipes Combine Breakfast Foods With Ice Pops
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Mild 175 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 16
DIY Breakfast Popsicles
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These breakfast popsicles (or ‘slopsicles’) take refreshing and on-the-go breakfasts to a new level. Created and demonstrated by YouTuber and comedian Grace Helbig, the sloppy breakfast... [More]
Dorm Room Makeover Videos - Wayfair Offers Dorm Room Design Ideas on Its YouTube Channel
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Mild 116 Clicks Pub: Aug 22, 17
Dorm Room Makeover Videos
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The online furniture and decor store Wayfair released a video on its YouTube channel just before college students were off to start their first year in a dorm, and offered advice on how to create a... [More]
DIY Thermal Cameras - Adafruit's 3D-Printed Camera Project Teaches Programming and Electronics
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This Year and Mild 100 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 18
DIY Thermal Cameras
Adafruit's 3D-Printed Camera Project Teaches Programming and Electronics
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