The Internet

We've all heard the fear-mongering about the internet. "This is destroying our attention spans, our thoughts, our brains!" "Social media is a comparison trap, a breeding ground for depression!" "Hyper-connectivity has brought an end to true connection!" Some of this is a bit over-the-top, but I must admit that the internet, on the whole, does … Continue reading The Internet

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American iDols: De-Throning the False Gods of TV, Facebook, and Video Games

Ask anyone what a big time-waster for them is, and they will probably say Facebook. Maybe, though, if you asked someone a little younger, they would tell you that video games are their time-wasters. Another big one that covers most of the American population is TV. Not only the television, but its "cousins:" Netflix, Hulu, … Continue reading American iDols: De-Throning the False Gods of TV, Facebook, and Video Games