current emotion: any picture of spike the dinosaur from land before time
Amanda Hess, Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They’re Not Logging Off
Hess cites new Pew Study, Teens, Social Media, and Privacy by Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Maeve Duggan, Aaron Smith. Facebook has become a social obligation, and has been colonized by disapproving, ever vigilant adults.
Actually, the data is showing a different conclusion to what is being claimed by the Facebook management. This shows a six month trend but other sources have been examining social media traffic over the past five to ten years and conclude there maybe as large as a 30% reduction in participation in social media by young people world wide. The six month trend then is just the most recent part of the longer trend towards declining participation by young people on the increasingly intrusive and commercial networks. (via idlnmclean)
my ex texted me today “you can delete my number i don’t care anymore”
and i replied “who is this”
It’s important to remember this as you hear people talk about the “good police work” that led to the capture of Mr. Tsarnaev. Good police work didn’t catch him; an old man who saw someone jump into a covered boat did. The “police” were not in that mindset.
This is important because we’ve been hearing over and over how the capture of Tsarnaev justifies all the police state surveillance that keeps growing by the day, when in reality it was a private citizen and a store camera that led to Tsarnaev’s capture.