The text generation
: The Shifted Librarian points to stories that say that this generation in Australia that says: “Internet messenger services, email, text and mobile phones are broadening children’s social networks and making them virtually inseparable from one another.”
Right. We feared that henceforth, all the children of the world would turn into TV-watching zombie hermits. But the Internet increases their sociability and their worlds.
And note this, too: On the Internet, you do have to be able to express yourself in words. Maybe that’s not essays; it’s just IM. But it’s not images, it’s words.