Monday, March 3, 2008

Digital kids ditch homework for networking - no... really?!

Digital kids ditch homework for networking | Technology | The Guardian: "British 15-to-19-year-olds admit spending significantly less time doing homework than they used to as a result of their use of social-networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, according to research published today.

While teachers and parents will be dismayed, the 2008 Digital Entertainment Survey also makes uncomfortable reading for commercial TV executives. It shows that not only does a significant proportion of the important 15- to 19-year-old audience watch less television as a result of social networking, but that the vast majority of Britain's 15-to-54-year-olds fast-forward through adverts when they watch programmes they have recorded."

Got to love stories like this. Kids ditch homework for anything. Social networking is just the latest thing they ditch it for.

So... kids... two options... do your homework... or find some way of not doing your homework. What? You're opting for the second choice?? You *are* kidding!!!!

Oh, and the second bit... shock horror that people fast forward through adverts.

You know what? Sometimes day turns to night as well. Now then, must just find the funding for my research to prove that this is in fact that case... :o)

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