Can't Wait For The MySpace Generation To Run For Office

from the now-that-ought-to-be-fun dept

Our discussion on the fear mongering article about MySpace could probably be summed up as saying that it's about time we started teaching people common sense. Taking a slightly different view on all of this is David Canton, who points out that all of the non-common sense by folks today, posting all kinds of personal information to the web is going to come back to bite the MySpace generation in a few years when they start running for office. Of course, on the bright side, maybe it will completely weed out a series of potentially common senseless politicians by automatically disqualifying them. At least we can hope.

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    RL, 20 Feb 2006 @ 12:10pm

    Yes I wish we could go back...

    To the days where we could settle simple political arguments over tea and a deadly duel of gentlemen instead than horrid blogs and hate email.

    Lets face it, society's behavior is actually similar or has actually gotten pretty tame over the centuries. When was the last time you heard of your landlord invoking their right to sleep with your daughter on her wedding day, etc.

    Whats different today is openness and information. Things are not worse, people are not worse. Its just that we actually know what the hell is going on in the world. Imagine if we had Geraldo during or US weekly a hundred years ago. Back then people didnt have a clue.

    Its all the same, nothing changes except perception.

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