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Trending: Want to be alone? You’re in luck

Submitted by on 2 May, 2012 – 2:35 pmNo Comment | 996 views

T the phrase “worrying trend” seems inherently dubious to me. Setting aside the fact that a mere three or four incidences of something can be termed a trend, you’ve got the more nebulous question of exactly who is doing the worrying. This week we’re supposed to fret over the “digitally dominant”, a “significant” group of people who mainly communicate via text, email and video, and as a result can go “up to” 48 hours without speaking to someone in person.

From this we’re supposed to extrapolate the death of society, as one by one we retreat to our bedrooms, deriving all the pleasure we require from top-selling iPhone app Keith Lemon’s Mouthboard.

via Trending: Want to be alone? You’re in luck – Online – Media – The Independent.


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