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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

Icepulse wrote:
"Non-insignificant"?


I assumed they meant having signficance. That's online reporting at it's best. lol RIP journalism. That still doesn't take away from the point.

Click the link. Those responses are: So like who is this guy again? Was he in a rock band??

Jun 29, 2011, 01:45


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Icepulse
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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

But that's because he was some useless asshole in a cave. He orchestrated some lethal shit, but in the scheme of things, he's a zero. Ever hear of Pol Pot or Idi Amin? Get a load of THOSE death tolls!

Either way, all those searches tell me is that a shitload of young people are using the web to inform themselves. How much less about current events did US teens know, back in the 80's, when the 8:00 news and the occasional headline were all they had to go on?

Jun 29, 2011, 02:10


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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

Icepulse wrote:
But that's because he was some useless asshole in a cave. He orchestrated some lethal shit, but in the scheme of things, he's a zero. Ever hear of Pol Pot or Idi Amin? Get a load of THOSE death tolls!

Either way, all those searches tell me is that a shitload of young people are using the web to inform themselves. How much less about current events did US teens know, back in the 80's, when the 8:00 news and the occasional headline were all they had to go on?


I knew about the Challenger explosion, who Reagan and Gorbachev were. And, I was younger than a teen then. Expectations shouldn't be dropped. lol But, that's just me.

Jun 29, 2011, 02:56


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Icepulse wrote:
How much less about current events did US teens know, back in the 80's, when the 8:00 news and the occasional headline were all they had to go on?


It was the same fucking thing minus the "LIKE" sign and getting it instantly. You actually had to get off your ass and go to the library to research something or go out and get the paper if you were interested. Anyway, I don't believe in and/or trust polls anyway, so I call bullshit.

"I remember..."spit"...I was listening to... "spit"...The Dream Academy..."spit"...when the Challenger..."spit"...exploded".

true story.

Jun 29, 2011, 03:29


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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

corporalclegg wrote:
It was the same fucking thing minus the "LIKE" sign and getting it instantly. You actually had to get off your ass and go to the library to research something or go out and get the paper if you were interested.


Tapping a few keys is the "same thing" as dragging your ass to the library, every time you wanted information on a current event? The library; under-funded, under-staffed and only as current as the latest periodical? Oh, yeah... get "the paper" a single source that, vs. the web, is always about 10 layers behind "breaking" news.

Your theory is leaking.

Jun 29, 2011, 12:03


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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

Icepulse wrote:
corporalclegg wrote:
It was the same fucking thing minus the "LIKE" sign and getting it instantly. You actually had to get off your ass and go to the library to research something or go out and get the paper if you were interested.


Tapping a few keys is the "same thing" as dragging your ass to the library, every time you wanted information on a current event? The library; under-funded, under-staffed and only as current as the latest periodical? Oh, yeah... get "the paper" a single source that, vs. the web, is always about 10 layers behind "breaking" news.

Your theory is leaking.


It all comes down to the adults.

Jun 29, 2011, 21:28


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cyberpainter
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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

Icepulse wrote:
corporalclegg wrote:
It was the same fucking thing minus the "LIKE" sign and getting it instantly. You actually had to get off your ass and go to the library to research something or go out and get the paper if you were interested.


Tapping a few keys is the "same thing" as dragging your ass to the library, every time you wanted information on a current event? The library; under-funded, under-staffed and only as current as the latest periodical? Oh, yeah... get "the paper" a single source that, vs. the web, is always about 10 layers behind "breaking" news.

Your theory is leaking.



Actually, I disagree a little icepulse. It's true that reading a single source newspaper is not going to get you a really balanced view. But libraries have more than one. But in any case, I don't remember reading newspapers much when I was a teenager, not until I was a young adult. Teens then and now have limited interest as a whole and probably get most of their info from school.

But there are huge problems with everyone not just teens getting their news on the internet. First, I think most people probably only read a few stories that pop up as headlines or get spread around via twitter or something. If you read the paper, you tend to look through and read a wider range of subjects. And local news really gets left behind if you just read headlines on a website. Most 20 somethings I've talked to about this don't read any local news. Doesn't make for very good local citizens, in cities anyway. One of my roommates is completely uninformed about what's going on locally.

Jun 30, 2011, 17:43


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cyberpainter
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I still buy the SF Chronicle every day on the way to work. I read it in my car and other times during the day that I have to wait for things. Still love it, compared to reading a small screen. I know it may not be the best thing for the environment even though I recycle them. But not sure of the footprint compared with an electronic device.

Jun 30, 2011, 17:47


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cyberpainter
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Um, I don't read it while driving! hehe

Jun 30, 2011, 17:48


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Most articles online are just blogs. I buy the local Chronicle and occassionally USA Today. Online is reading masturbation. Some people are satisfied with getting by. But, nothing beats the REAL thing.

Jun 30, 2011, 22:05

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