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Olsen, Stefanie. and media: a full-time job. CNET News (2006): n.p. Web. 05 Mar. 2011.

Although human nature is relatively predictable, generational differences can be profound. The current generation we find in our classrooms is profoundly different than, as short as, ten years ago. These students are social networkers and IM-ers, but they like sharing in class. They can remember a host of user names and , but they remember to bring their notebook to class. They are vigilant against Internet predators, but pay attention for longer than ten minutes on one task.

This short article from news.cnet.com reports on how this generation of teenagers life has become a theatrical, self-directed media production. It reports that aged 13 to 18 spend more than 72 hours a week using electronic The study also found that teenagers place their love of music over their love for friends and, in some cases, ahead of their families.