The MySpace Generation

Unattributed, Businessweek, Dec 05, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

As this article notes, "Being online, being a Buzzer, is a way of life for Adams and 3,000-odd Dallas-area youth, just as it is for millions of young Americans across the country. And increasingly, social networks are their medium." More commentary from Will Richardson and Miguel Guhlin. Worth noting in this context is the increased commercialization of the online spaces used by students. Guhlin warns, appropriately, "we're making the same mistake again...the mistake of buying into big money companies' vision of our future. From iPods to whatever you can imagine, we're being locked into their content and their means of distribution."
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