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

cyberpainter wrote:
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.


Local news doesn't mean shit to a young renter. I'm talking about world news.

Also, keep in mind that for a lot of middle America, and other tucked away areas that are lucky to have a library within 30 miles of them, that is if all the budget cuts don't make it more like 50 miles! Then, you're lucky if they have more than a few decent papers.

Jul 02, 2011, 01:41


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

Local news should be important to you, no matter what your age. No one's saying the access to news via the internet is bad. I think cyberpainter put it best.

Jul 02, 2011, 02:35


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

corporalclegg wrote:
Local news should be important to you, no matter what your age. No one's saying the access to news via the internet is bad. I think cyberpainter put it best.


You're not thinking. Young people often rent in an area where A) they're not paying propery taxes, school taxes etc. B) local ordinances and slowly fluctuating crime rates mean little, because they're only in the place temporarily.

In short, local news is veritably meaningless to anyone who doesn't own a home in that town / city / county.

Jul 02, 2011, 15:09


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

Dude, I disagree so don't tell me I'm not thinking. I'm not going sit here and argue with you.

Jul 02, 2011, 18:42


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

Icepulse wrote:
corporalclegg wrote:
Local news should be important to you, no matter what your age. No one's saying the access to news via the internet is bad. I think cyberpainter put it best.


You're not thinking. Young people often rent in an area where A) they're not paying propery taxes, school taxes etc. B) local ordinances and slowly fluctuating crime rates mean little, because they're only in the place temporarily.

In short, local news is veritably meaningless to anyone who doesn't own a home in that town / city / county.




There's about a zillion things that happen locally in a city that affect renters. Whether they pay property taxes or pay rent and the property owner pays the taxes is irrelevant as far as knowing what's happening in your community, the county, state, country, world. (Don't worry, I won't tell you you're not thinking.)

For example, Oakland was considering, as one of the budget options, closing all but 3 library branches (closing 14 branches!). That would mean many low income areas would be left without tons of resources and services which the library provided. How close they came to doing this is anyone's guess, it could have been a ploy to get some movement from other parts of the budget that were stuck. But in any case, there was a huge outpouring of support for the libraries. End result, they aren't closing fortunately. Just one example of something that impacts people in a local community, and how involvement, even if you're a renter, is important.

Jul 02, 2011, 18:56


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

Involvement, or at least learning about what's happening locally...

Jul 02, 2011, 18:58


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Icepulse
Icepulse
166 posts

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

corporalclegg wrote:
Dude, I disagree so don't tell me I'm not thinking. I'm not going sit here and argue with you.


Great! But then why give your opinion if you're not interested in supporting it with a few examples?

Jul 02, 2011, 19:01


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

Icepulse wrote:
In short, local news is veritably meaningless to anyone who doesn't own a home in that town / city / county.


Really? Is that how it works for everyone? Again, I disagree.

Jul 03, 2011, 04:31

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