You Can’t Break the Internet

Have you ever seen a kid with an iPad? It’s amazing. 

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student_ipad_school – 095 by flickingerbrad, on Flickr

Kids ages 3 to 13 kids jump in without hesitation. I remember over a decade ago when I worked with new computer users there was a “fear” about using computers. After thousands of user surveys and focus groups, there is no question that “fear” plays a big role in how people interact with technology.

Here’s the thing:

You Can’t Break The Internet

Give it a whirl. Create that account. Test out the new technology. In all reality, you will create the account and never visit the site again, but maybe just maybe, you will encounter something so revolutionary and amazing that it captivates your attention. That’s the great technology easter egg hunt that we are all playing. Go find some eggs, you won’t break anything. I promise.

Occasionally, we all need a reminder: come on in the water’s just fine.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Jeremy, you’re right! We purchased a first generation iPad and my daughter (4 years old at the time) took to it immediately. We bought her quite a few educational game apps and she still loves them and still plays them almost two years later.

    I bought the “new” iPad back in the spring and she uses it sometimes but we’ve deemed the gen one iPad hers now especially since it didn’t get iOS6 🙁

    Last night I saw a tweet from Tim Moore (Crush IQ / SparkStir) to an article on The Next Web that was raving about Sakura Quick Math available in the App Store for $0.99. It works on the iPhone and iPad which is awesome. We briefly checked it out and thought it rocked but we’ve not yet turned our daughter loose on it. I can’t wait to see how it challenges her and helps to develop her math skills.

  • My kids have no fear when it comes to playing with the iPad. I’ll have to check out the Quick Math app. Sounds cool.
    I’m in your boat with iPad 1. Disappointing.