Friday, October 03, 2008
How Dumb Are We Americans?
Well, not so dumb, if the comments sections of newswebsites are an indication. Much less dumb than the official journalist bloggers are or pretend to be. But the twitterers are a little more dumb; this is explained I supposed by the youthful demographics. Twitterers appear to be most concerned about the casting side of the question, grave matters such as hair plugs, who looks at the camera best, winking, what's "boring" and what's ridiculous but entertaining. The hottest topics seem to be the pronunciation "nucular" and, amazingly, that there is no such word as "Bosniak", a fact of which many twitterers are firmly convinced and about which they can work up some remarkable dudgeon.