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Good News I Have Been Waiting For

A study conducted on behalf of Yahoo says teenagers and young adults spend more time on the Internet than watching television. Certainly this has its bad sides (eyestrain! carpal tunnel! and yeah, who knows whether the study is biased) but I take this as also having a great many positive implications: proof that given a choice, people would rather have more control over and opportunities to participate in media; also that despite giant media corporations’ hammerlock on the content of other mass media, there are still opportunities to reach a great many people with alternative viewpoints on politics and global events. This would of course mean that Internet pipeline issues (who owns the wires and airwaves) will probably be increasingly crucial. yeah, so maybe I’m restating the obvious…

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