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The Death of Depth

Milt37 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:30 PM
My take on Ms. Marsden's commentaries are always hit-or-miss. Oftentimes, she comes off as a 'typical' Canadian' ex-pat living in France, who has no real concept of America, but sometimes likes to criticize our culture. This time she got it just right. This whole Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Texting thing has done got out of hand. I signed up to Facebook, just to check it out, and pretty soon people that wouldn't talk to me in high school wanted to be my "friends". After a month of friends-of-friends-of-people-I-may-know, I cancelled. I was getting worried that dumps I took in my diapers when I baby might come back and "like" me.
Kruzer36 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:52 AM
Hilarious!!!! I never understood that concept of "friending" people that really have no true regards for you in life. The whole concept is titled "Facebook"..but in reality it's "Acquaintancebook"...I think it's perfect for people who never really matured out of the highschool drama stage..
A7 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 3:57 PM
She's passable when she's commentating on superficial subjects such as whether or not the youth of today can write or even think at all with any level of depth. On more substantive subjects she is the one who consistently demonstrates a lack of depth. I keep hoping a lack of interest in the commentary section will cause Townhall to drop her as a regular columnist.

It's very likely that kids will find this column to be, like, totally stupid, and will conclude that they can write one sooooo much better. They will declare this on their Twitter feed, sandwiched between the hundreds of photos of themselves making that pursed-lips "duck face," then wait for the "friends" they've never met in person to tell them how hot they look.

That's because compared with 30 years ago, more American students think they're above average in writing, leadership, intelligence, drive and social skills, according to a BBC analysis of college freshmen data by psychologist Jean Twenge....