Today’s Obsession: Banality

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Here’s a terrifying article for media professionals currently slinging all of their effort into the banality of the Web. This is an article in Spiegel Online exploring reactions of several youth from our so-called “internet generation” to the web in general. Surprise surprise, they don’t expect much from it.

If nothing else, this serves, in my mind, as a wakeup call that we need to stop making idiotic celebrity photo op magazines, meaningless photo galleries created only to get more clicks, and start making more of an effort to treat the general public like their collective IQ is hovering maybe just a little over 88.