Sunday, December 31, 2006

QOTD: Anastasia Goodstein

Anastasia Goodstein commenting on Time‘s POTY: Reflections On The Year in Youth Culture:

If TIME's person of the year was YOU -- it seems like they left off the last two letters, "th." The explosion in user generated content has been largely driven by teenagers.

Well perhaps on YouTube and MySpace, but I don‘t think it was youth that contributed to the 50% growth in articles over the last 10 months on Wikipedia, and it‘s not youth answering all those questions on Yahoo! Answers, I don‘t think teenagers make up the bulk of people bookmarking on del.icio.us, and what about all the blogs?

Attributing the growing use of social software to youth makes it too easy for some adults to excuse their non-adoption, and that is simply not the case. There are plenty of older people who get-it.

I still like the quote though. Clever!

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