We’re a strange folk, the teens and twentysomethings of today. Our lives are on display on the internet for all to see, and we are frankly unabashed about it. Personal information floats around like it means nothing, and we share a lot about ourselves with people who we don’t know. Such is the fearlessness of this generation. At the same time, it makes us rather predictable, and when we reach middle age, perhaps there will be nothing left to tell. I would say more about this, but I find that two articles I’ve come across say it better than I could.
- Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy: The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll — New York Magazine
- I’m Drunk And Naked On MySpace! /Plus, more great reasons you can never run for office. Also: Are teens insanely boring?
Wow … it’s ironic that I post it here. And … perhaps we are just the generation of excess. Maybe I’ll feel compelled to take on this topic at another time.