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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 05:13 PM
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90. If the cycles of history are anything to go by us Millennials will be very ambitious leaders.
Mich like the generation born between 1901 and 1924 that was in charge from the late 50s until the 80s that got us to the moon and started the war on poverty.
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  -Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US Turborama  Jan-22-11 08:13 PM   #0 
  - "say a rising number of academics.."  bbinacan   Jan-22-11 08:21 PM   #1 
  - Academics agree, but still want to know how to re-tweet.  Safetykitten   Jan-23-11 12:36 AM   #15 
  - I find this interesting since Goldman Sachs is selling FB  molly77   Jan-23-11 05:12 AM   #47 
  - Why the slur on academics?  Ruperto32   Jan-23-11 12:05 PM   #69 
  - Hey Ruperto32  WhiteTara   Jan-24-11 08:21 AM   #102 
  - Yes, I'm so totally isolated.  Hissyspit   Jan-23-11 05:09 PM   #89 
  - An academic in  bbinacan   Jan-24-11 05:33 PM   #111 
  - Ah yes, those pesky, pointless elitist "academics." So nerdy and useless.  egressingsparrowdrop   Jan-23-11 10:45 PM   #98 
  - I think it's because students want to know if there's a 140 character limit for their essays n/t  justiceischeap   Jan-24-11 01:16 PM   #106 
  - texting is the worst IMO...  msongs   Jan-22-11 08:26 PM   #2 
  - I prefer email.  Atypical Liberal   Jan-22-11 11:51 PM   #12 
  - It's like a little email  Confusious   Jan-23-11 02:25 AM   #38 
  - It also focuses people when they have to write it up  treestar   Jan-23-11 09:54 AM   #56 
     - This.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:14 AM   #64 
  - I find texting to be immensely useful and convenient.  Edweird   Jan-23-11 12:27 AM   #13 
  - Are you being sarcastic?  kath   Jan-23-11 01:33 AM   #28 
  - Wat?  Edweird   Jan-23-11 02:23 AM   #37 
  - I was old are you? Or are you serious?  forty6   Jan-23-11 02:32 AM   #40 
  - 40 going on 26. My cell plan has unlimited everything.  Edweird   Jan-23-11 02:46 AM   #41 
  - You don't have to be young to be a texting person.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:10 AM   #61 
  - I text my wife  christx30   Jan-23-11 01:00 PM   #77 
  - +1 Exactly!  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:08 AM   #60 
  - I won't consider a phone that doesn't have full QWERTY  Edweird   Jan-23-11 12:27 PM   #71 
  - I also love texting. Simple, gets the point across easily.  krabigirl   Jan-23-11 12:52 PM   #76 
  - True, but there's a definite 'stay off my lawn' vibe going on here.  Edweird   Jan-23-11 02:33 PM   #81 
  - LOLOL  Skittles   Jan-24-11 04:40 AM   #99 
     - Care to elaborate?  Edweird   Jan-24-11 01:47 PM   #109 
  - I agree. I don't text and I won't read incoming text messages  Lorien   Jan-23-11 01:08 AM   #23 
  - "ones eyes can be focused on the road"  kath   Jan-23-11 01:35 AM   #30 
  - My attention is always on the road, period. I'm 45 and I've never been in an accident  Lorien   Jan-23-11 03:01 PM   #83 
  - I find it useful to text to a friend I see almost everyday.  Confusious   Jan-23-11 02:26 AM   #39 
  - The people with whom I exchange texts  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:13 AM   #63 
  - I love texting.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:03 AM   #59 
  - When your job consists of talking on the phone 8 hours a day,  Alexander   Jan-23-11 10:11 AM   #62 
  - I text all the time  tabbycat31   Jan-23-11 04:05 PM   #84 
  - I don't agree with the idea that these people are "isolated"  Hydra   Jan-22-11 08:52 PM   #3 
  - I do  MikeW   Jan-23-11 09:05 AM   #52 
  - Funny you say that  Hydra   Jan-23-11 09:40 AM   #53 
  - They are isolated in their own little ghettos  dickthegrouch   Jan-23-11 12:36 PM   #74 
  - FWIW I agree mostly with the thesis about Facebook, Twitter and cell phones, but I reckon DU gets a  Melissa G   Jan-22-11 08:57 PM   #4 
  - The real cause is overworking - we don't have time for friends  DragonSlave   Jan-23-11 04:09 PM   #85 
  - *YAWN* Old Farts complaining about "Kids These Days". So predictable.  Odin2005   Jan-22-11 09:01 PM   #5 
  - Not so quick  Plucketeer   Jan-22-11 09:08 PM   #7 
  - "bobby-sockser on a party line"  yodermon   Jan-22-11 10:17 PM   #10 
     - I caught it, and I'm 38.  boppers   Jan-23-11 12:49 AM   #17 
     - I was shocked to see a cyclist using a hand signal  kentauros   Jan-23-11 03:53 AM   #45 
     - It's something like this...  BuelahWitch   Jan-23-11 12:28 PM   #72 
  - Odin: Something you may not get....  boppers   Jan-23-11 12:56 AM   #21 
  - then why do so many neurotypicals talk on the phone so much?  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 01:39 AM   #31 
     - Listen to their phones.  boppers   Jan-23-11 04:36 AM   #46 
  - I cant wait until these people go full-on Gran Torino mode.  Initech   Jan-23-11 01:12 AM   #24 
  - I have a book "Sumerian Firsts" or some such & guess what they said back  StarsInHerHair   Jan-23-11 02:53 AM   #42 
  - I amuse myself by reading those sorts of posts  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:18 AM   #65 
  - ROFL  Edweird   Jan-23-11 12:16 PM   #70 
  - Heh. I love the kids today.  sofa king   Jan-23-11 04:43 PM   #87 
     - If the cycles of history are anything to go by us Millennials will be very ambitious leaders.  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 05:13 PM   #90 
        - Also a very well-read generation.  sofa king   Jan-23-11 07:30 PM   #93 
           - And they didn't have the Internet in 1930.  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 07:55 PM   #94 
  - I'm less a believer in the idea that social media disconnects people though online video gaming may.  MessiahRp   Jan-22-11 09:06 PM   #6 
  - I agree - kids are the victim of a lot of negative consumerism  DragonSlave   Jan-23-11 04:12 PM   #86 
  - I'm in complete agreement. Worse yet, the dog has slipped its collar.  elias49   Jan-22-11 09:42 PM   #8 
  - There are pros and cons, and certainly room for abuse  bhikkhu   Jan-22-11 10:11 PM   #9 
  - I kinda agree  slay   Jan-22-11 11:47 PM   #11 
  - I don't do Twitter either, but I've gotten more good than bad from Facebook.  Lorien   Jan-23-11 01:19 AM   #26 
  - Way more good than bad  LeighAnn   Jan-23-11 03:04 AM   #44 
     - Their view of us can be pretty eye opening, can't it?  Lorien   Jan-23-11 08:29 AM   #51 
  - you know, I think they're trying to blunt the Tunisian cyber-roots.....  StarsInHerHair   Jan-23-11 02:56 AM   #43 
     - Oh I was just talking about Americans using it to talk about crap like "Don't U luv my new haircut?"  slay   Jan-23-11 12:30 PM   #73 
  - It's like fast food. It's convenient, fast, has little substance and is not filling as regards  Dover   Jan-23-11 12:29 AM   #14 
  - Facebook and Twitter...Never done it...Never will...  SoapBox   Jan-23-11 12:43 AM   #16 
  - Why talk to someone face to face?  boppers   Jan-23-11 12:52 AM   #19 
  - I bet you want us youngins to get off your lawn, too?  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 01:42 AM   #32 
  - Says the man posting to an internet message board.  Codeine   Jan-23-11 10:19 AM   #67 
  - Funny...When I see colleagues that I connect with on Facebook  GoddessOfGuinness   Jan-23-11 12:50 AM   #18 
  - academics complaining about technology  mikeburetta   Jan-23-11 12:55 AM   #20 
  - They don't have the best record on seeing technology trends.  Safetykitten   Jan-23-11 01:01 AM   #22 
     - Some do, some don't.  boppers   Jan-23-11 01:18 AM   #25 
  - More "Bowling Alone". Again.  boppers   Jan-23-11 01:29 AM   #27 
  - I think some of this is pure poppycock ...  Trajan   Jan-23-11 01:33 AM   #29 
  - I'm not sure that's the kind of social media interaction Turkle is referring to.  Prometheus Bound   Jan-23-11 02:12 AM   #34 
  - I don't do facebook its just way too much info to put out there to be used...  Historic NY   Jan-23-11 01:57 AM   #33 
  - Facebook is overall a social evil.  Smashcut   Jan-23-11 02:14 AM   #35 
  - +1  Prometheus Bound   Jan-23-11 02:16 AM   #36 
  - All internet social networks eventually fall prey to porn and marketeers  Evasporque   Jan-23-11 07:30 AM   #48 
  - The tee vee does the same thing.  Joanne98   Jan-23-11 07:58 AM   #49 
  - It doesn't simply isolate people from reality, it distorts reality.  rug   Jan-23-11 08:09 AM   #50 
  - It's post-reality!  jkappy   Jan-23-11 01:01 PM   #78 
  - "We're an empire now, and we make our own reality" ... nt  bemildred   Jan-23-11 09:51 AM   #54 
  - It keeps me in touch with people I would not otherwise have  treestar   Jan-23-11 09:53 AM   #55 
  - Look, language is a form of insanity. Mathematics is certainly a form of insanity.  Peace Patriot   Jan-23-11 09:54 AM   #57 
  - Yep, we are way too successful for our own good. nt  bemildred   Jan-23-11 10:19 AM   #66 
  - kick nt  plumbob   Jan-23-11 09:59 AM   #58 
  - I am loving all the geezers in this thread pouring scorn on FB!  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 11:10 AM   #68 
  - The old fuddy-duddyism is a bit much!  Carni   Jan-23-11 01:31 PM   #79 
  - You may want to upgrade your phone to be able to text.  Edweird   Jan-23-11 06:06 PM   #92 
     - Yeah, I plan on it  Carni   Jan-24-11 05:19 PM   #110 
  - I'm 29.  Smashcut   Jan-23-11 09:03 PM   #96 
  - No, I'm 25 and I rarely use a cell phone. It's just the bashing that annoys me.  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 10:31 PM   #97 
     - I don't care about people texting any more than I care about what religious drivel they believe  Skittles   Jan-24-11 04:44 AM   #100 
  - Almost as good as the...  LanternWaste   Jan-24-11 11:17 AM   #103 
  - Yeah, DU gets a pass, heh...  MellowDem   Jan-23-11 12:38 PM   #75 
  - A little texting isn't a bad thing.  crim son   Jan-23-11 01:43 PM   #80 
  - so academics say i should pay long distance to stay in contact  reggie the dog   Jan-23-11 02:46 PM   #82 
  - ERROR: Posting error * Subject field must not be blank  saras   Jan-23-11 04:58 PM   #88 
  - "...the "real world" that many social media critics hark back to never really existed.  Edweird   Jan-23-11 05:48 PM   #91 
  - +1,000,000 You got it exactly!  Odin2005   Jan-23-11 07:56 PM   #95 
  - I used to talk to people all the time. On the train, at the grocery store, when I take a walk. etc.  ipaint   Jan-24-11 07:25 AM   #101 
  - bigworld LIKES this  bigworld   Jan-24-11 11:21 AM   #104 
  - I have something like 200 "friends" on FB  Politicub   Jan-24-11 01:14 PM   #105 
  - I wonder if Professor Turkle wrote her book in the privacy of her own home or office.  GodlessBiker   Jan-24-11 01:19 PM   #107 
  - I disagree. If you dissent, the online community gives you a sense of how broad that dissent is  yurbud   Jan-24-11 01:42 PM   #108 

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