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Newspapers can’t seem to accept the fact that they’re a “dead technology”, replaced by the Internet and the blog. Newspapers are going bankrupt. Here’s part of the reason why: On the front page of one of our big Pulitzer winning local papers – the San Francisco Chronicle – above the fold, is this headline:

“Teens show, tell too much online”

It is warning about “social networking”, with the sub-heading,

“Careless posts common — and may haunt them later

From behind their bedroom doors, more than 1 out of every 10 teenagers has posted a nude or seminude picture of themselves or others online – a “digital tattoo” that could haunt them for the rest of their lives, according to a poll being released today.

Hey. SF Chron. This was “news”, like, oh… three years ago? Four?

One in Ten? Epidemic! — panic time!

Yes folks. You cannot erase what you’ve sent over the Internet. Everything you post is there forever. Maybe you want to watch what you say?

Maybe that photo of the out-of-control frat party might not look so good to a prospective employer?

Sheeze. Duh!

People my parents age outright panic at the thought that their morning paper might one day no longer be there. For them the morning paper is a way of life. Me? I wonder why they’re still around.. well, I do like the crossword.

The whole Chronicle article can be read here… though why you would want to read something years behind the curve, is a “no brainer”, and is about “teens do *risky* things” (a brand new occurrence in the History of Man)…

Slow news day. Have to print something..

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  1. What does it mean when there is an asterisk and the beginning and end of a word like you have *risky*?


    Comment by Jamie | August 10, 2009 | Reply

    • Jamie,
      I use that punctuation in what I believe is the fairly typical way. It indicates a substituted, more polite word than what might otherwise go there.

      For example, a certain scatological cuss word would become *stuff*.


      Comment by techpaul | August 10, 2009 | Reply

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