Young Americans are moving to booming cities like Houston and Philadelphia at record rates. Both of those exciting cities have been able to maintain relatively strong economies while much of the rest of the country has struggled over the past few years, and the cost of living in those cities is surprisingly low. So the potential for having good job opportunities combined with the ability to maintain a high standard of living has really helped attract young people to those communities. However, many young people are finding financial success while struggling to find a sense of community as they have uprooted themselves from the places that they grew up or went to college. Young Houston and Philadelphia residents often find it difficult to meet people like themselves that theyd like to befriend. Fortunately though, many of these young people are recognizing the numerous ways in which wireless internet access can help them build strong relationships in person, as well as maintain strong relationships with their old friends and family back home.
One of the greatest aspects of the internet is that it brings people together, who might not otherwise meet. In large cities like Houston and Philadelphia, it can be incredibly overwhelming to try to figure out the local social scene without any guidance from the internet. Yet, since so many young people are constantly connected online with their wireless internet service, it is much easier for them to connect with one another. For example, someone who recently moved to Houston might not know where a good area is to go jogging in the city, but they can quickly find jogging buddies with the help of wireless internet. Since people are constantly going online, there are always a large number of people in big cities who share a common interest and can find one another.
A huge benefit of living in a large city is that there are so many people with so many diverse interests, that nearly everyone can find plenty of interesting things to do and people to meet. It can, however, be overwhelming to try to find those things and people on your own, but young people today are finding it much easier to get involved and make friends. Most young people are able to use social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to find out about events in their area and to make new connections. New residents of Houston and Philadelphia can meet up with people who are friends of their friends because social networking tools make those interactions less awkward. The prominence of these tools are growing as wireless internet grows and in popularity and increases in speed. New wireless 4G technology enables young people to connect with one another online four times faster than theyve been able to before. Thats good news for Americas new urban youth, who may feel alienated and lonely when they first arrive to their new cities, because they can rely on fast and advanced technologies to help ease them into a new social scene.