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  •  The decline of television and the rise of (4+ / 0-)

    other media seem to be part of the fragmentation of America, a trend that will likely have a profound long-term effect on democracy.  

    For all its flaws, communications and technology fifty years ago had the consequence that a very large part of the population shared vast amounts of experience.  Now my kids listen to their iPods so I can't talk to them a lot of the time when they have their earbuds in, and I don't hear their music so I don't share that either.  Fewer people watch t.v., and those who do watch a much wider variety of shows than they used to.  Although the experiences that we shared in the old days weren't always the best, they provided a starting point and framework for communication that no longer exists.

    The new technology has advantages, but on the whole, I think the deterioration of the broader community might outweigh the gains.    

    •  Even if you watch the same show (1+ / 0-)
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      many watch it years later, on DVD or streaming, in one or two sittings.

      I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

      by CFAmick on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 07:54:43 AM PDT

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