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  •  It's all about the level of social engagement (1+ / 0-)
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    just like that

    Younger people aren't observers of the things they are interested in, they are highly participatory.  


    by otto on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:12:24 PM PST

    •  I would take it a step further (2+ / 0-)
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      otto, probably jay

      and posit that the current 18-29 yr old demographic will be like no other in history by virtue of their immediate access to information.  As Jed Lewison pointed out in an earlier diary today, re the conservative disinformation bubble -

      It's not like there wasn't publicly available information that would have let them figure out what was really happening in the campaign. Instead of staying trapped in the Republican spin bubble, they could have ventured out to any number of sources—places like FiveThirtyEight, Daily Kos, Princeton Election Consortium, TPM PollTracker or HuffPost's Pollster—to find out what was really going on.
      The current 65+ demographic might have trouble figuring out how to be an informed consumer of news, but for today's younger citizens this will never be a problem.

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