Everything is Generational

Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing - NYTimes.com
“It may look as though kids are wasting a lot of time hanging out with new media, whether it’s on MySpace or sending instant messages,” said Mizuko Ito, lead researcher on the study, “Living and Learning With New Media.” “But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They’re learning how to get along with others, how to manage a public identity, how to create a home page.”


New theme for this blog: Generational change and the Boomer Bias against Millennials.

To wit, this article reveals that young peoples' online habits may actually be a positive socializing force, not a one-way ticket to idiocy as often exhorted by over 40 somethings who, btw, were raised with eyeballs locked to the "idiot box."

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