The youth as an early adopter of technological change: an analysis of the young people of Aragón (Spain)

  • Rubén Ramos Antón Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Espanha
  • David Pac Salas Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Espanha
Keywords: youth, technological change, early adopters, Aragon, information and communication technologies


The objective of this paper is to analyze the role that develops with the youth of today as a social collective that maintains a special relationship with technological advances. In particular, the intention is to know if the youth of Aragón form a part of the collective known as early adopters, taking into account the different theories about the diffusion of technology. The research is conducted by means of qualitative methodology gathered through eight life stories. The results of the research confirm the role of the youth from the Autonomous Community of Aragón as early adopters.

Author Biography

Rubén Ramos Antón, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Espanha

Profesor Grado de Periodismo

Universidad de Zaragoza