What would it be? What do teens / young adults today do that might be the equivalent of what used to be making a mix tape… the gesture of “here’s a bunch of songs I thought you might enjoy and show that I pay attention to your interests and also kinda like you but didn’t want to give you a huge expensive present”.
I don’t think “Here’s a flash drive full of mp3s” or “I created this ipod playlist for you” has the same sentiment to it? I guess you could create a YouTube channel for someone and drop some videos in it?
A bit weird asking what kids today do being 31, but anyway there it is.
“I’m sending you a bunch of Youtube links of songs I find very good but which you’re probably not too keen on but will feign interest in anyway, and I will seize on your politeness and send you even more links.”
To a generation raised on iPods and flash drives and MP3s, I suspect it would have close to exactly the same sentiment as mix tapes did for yours. The quantity of songs given is higher, but the feelings behind them are, I suspect, pretty much the same.