04 April 2008

"looking beyond our iPods"

The latest multimedia from Business Lexington came out yesterday, and I was struck by Sylvia Lovely's latest commentary. She mentions that young people are increasing their civic engagement, and I notice that it occurs as young people continue to lead the way in social media. It runs counter to that silly column Tom Friedman wrote back in October on "Generation Q."

A colleague of mine also directed me toward a study yesterday that says Europeans are outpacing Americans in social media adoption, and it's being driven by young people there as well. We'll see if they inspire a new generation of political leadership and civic engagement soon...

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