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Melissa, I definitely don't think you are off about this. In fact, I think it's one of the most important things to do today -- to help find and teach effective use of the media available to us (including awareness of why and when NOT to mediate our attention and communications). Anyway, I was just writing the following today for a potential blog post: Will our grandchildren century grow up knowing how to pluck the answer to any question out of the air, summon their social networks to assist them, organize political movements and markets online? Will they collaborate to solve problems, participate in online discussions as a form of civic engagement, share and teach and learn to their benefit and that of everyone else? Or will they grow up knowing that the online world is a bewildering puzzle to which they have few clues, a dangerous neighborhood where their identities can be stolen, a morass of spam and porn, misinformation and disinformation, urban legends, hoaxes, and scams? I have amassed evidence that the humanity or toxicity of next year's digital culture depends to a very large degree on what we know, learn, and teach each other about how to use the one billion Internet accounts and four billion mobile phones available today.
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