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I have to agree. Maybe because I am a 30-something and, although I had plenty of video games and TV, that is much different than the internet. I think social sites etc. are actually ruining peoples ability to interact. As nice as it is to have an imagination, you should still develop a personal, unique identity. I think most kids growing up behind a monitor gaet used to acting like someone else etc. Whether you realize it or not, many people act different out of sight than face to face.
Agreed. Look at youtube, myspace and all those sites. Heck, any site that allows you to comment on videos, blogs or anything of the such, look how many people talk trash and start fights because their views are slightly different or because they can't spell a word right whether it was a typo or not. I avoid all of that. Those kind of people piss me off. I am myself on the internet and that is the main reason I stick to the people I've already known for years and don't care to socialize when it comes to the internet.(excluding overclock >_>)
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Perhaps some people learn better with the internet, it is certainly a resourcful tool for anyone as it is but I myself am better off with a book. Just a shame you can't google for the specific information you want in them
Lol, this is precisely why I'm looking real hard at some ebook readers .
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Tl; dr: Could someone provide a summary here?
    
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Tl; dr: Could someone provide a summary here?
lolz ePic FAIL
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I think the internet is being used as a scape goat. Yes its easy to find whatever you're after but I think that kids today are being taught to pass tests and not taught to learn

Well, winning and getting ahead are what matters most for us students. Grades and the such (I'm a college student) matter the most. When we find something that matters to us...something we are passionate about, then we will learn.

Like cars for me. Dear god I've spent forever on internet forums just soaking up information on the the subject. But other stuff... yeah I just blow it all off if only for the grade.
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I don think teh intarwebs hav maid me stoopid at all! Im just as smart as evar! This article is soooo fail. Lulz.

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Tl; dr: Could someone provide a summary here?
PLEASE tell me that irony was intentional! hahaha
    
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I hate exams for that reason, people should be assessed continually. They are changing driving tests now to make that better so stupid people dont pass one good day and good drivers fail cos it was a bad day even though they did better overall.
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PLEASE tell me that irony was intentional! hahaha
Lol wut?
    
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Lol wut?
Are you seriously telling me your post about asking for a summary wasn't a joke?
    
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Double EPIC FAILZ
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