Jack Myers

The Connected Generation

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Hour 2:           How might today’s young adults change the world as they come of age and begin to take positions of influence and responsibility in society? We’ll find out this hour with Jack Myers, chairman of Media Advisory Group and author of the new book “Hooked Up: A New Generation’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World” (York House Press, 2012).

  • Draden

    On multitasking Has the author been able to reconcile with the many studies that point to multitasking  to be less effective than those who engage in it is?

  • Draden

    On multitasking Has the author been able to reconcile with the many studies that point to multitasking  to be less effective than those who engage in it is?

  • Draden

    On multitasking Has the author been able to reconcile with the many studies that point to multitasking  to be less effective than those who engage in it is?

  • Christina Thompson

    Great conversation today. I think the talk was particularly relevant in lieu of the Chick-fil-A PR nightmare. I am in my early twenties and it completely amazes me that the company was not prepared for a major backlash. Is it just me or is it not completely obvious that their largest demographic for online social engagement is a more socially liberal generation? Seems like a huge blunder to me – an example of how crucial it is for companies to really know their audience.

  • Christina Thompson

    Great conversation today. I think the talk was particularly relevant in lieu of the Chick-fil-A PR nightmare. I am in my early twenties and it completely amazes me that the company was not prepared for a major backlash. Is it just me or is it not completely obvious that their largest demographic for online social engagement is a more socially liberal generation? Seems like a huge blunder to me – an example of how crucial it is for companies to really know their audience.

  • Christina Thompson

    Great conversation today. I think the talk was particularly relevant in lieu of the Chick-fil-A PR nightmare. I am in my early twenties and it completely amazes me that the company was not prepared for a major backlash. Is it just me or is it not completely obvious that their largest demographic for online social engagement is a more socially liberal generation? Seems like a huge blunder to me – an example of how crucial it is for companies to really know their audience.

  • Lee Black

    I have a son and a daughter-in-law who are teaching at the college level and both say that their students are frustrating in that they don’t want to study or work to learn.  They say the students seem to have the attitude that the teacher should open up their head, pour in the knowledge and the students acquire all that knowledge just by being exposed to it,  This is opposite of what the author is reporting.

    Also, I think the electronic connections encourage a sense of depth when it is really superficial.  I would think that it is better to have 5 good, intimate friends, than 400 superficially known ‘friends’.
    This attitude was actually validated by the author when he spoke of the young people helping people by internet connections.  This is one remove from the people who know and help their neighbors.  Also, local civic organizations will be ignored as these young people focus on distant welfare.  It is quickly apparent that you’ve helped an African community by providing mosquito nets but it takes long, sometimes unrewarded efforts to work on local projects: libraries, Big Sister, tracking your town’s council meetings. 

  • Lee Black

    I have a son and a daughter-in-law who are teaching at the college level and both say that their students are frustrating in that they don’t want to study or work to learn.  They say the students seem to have the attitude that the teacher should open up their head, pour in the knowledge and the students acquire all that knowledge just by being exposed to it,  This is opposite of what the author is reporting.

    Also, I think the electronic connections encourage a sense of depth when it is really superficial.  I would think that it is better to have 5 good, intimate friends, than 400 superficially known ‘friends’.
    This attitude was actually validated by the author when he spoke of the young people helping people by internet connections.  This is one remove from the people who know and help their neighbors.  Also, local civic organizations will be ignored as these young people focus on distant welfare.  It is quickly apparent that you’ve helped an African community by providing mosquito nets but it takes long, sometimes unrewarded efforts to work on local projects: libraries, Big Sister, tracking your town’s council meetings. 

  • bri_k_w

    I found this topic interesting largely because of the age difference between my sister and I. I being 22, and her being 19. Though it may seem like only a few years, I have always thought that I still somehow managed to enter my teenager years in a different technological era than she did. Cell phones were not yet owned by every person on the planet. I could still hand write some school essays. She, on the other hand, was surrounded by MySpace, Facebook, texting in her key transition years from child to adult.

  • bri_k_w

    I found this topic interesting largely because of the age difference between my sister and I. I being 22, and her being 19. Though it may seem like only a few years, I have always thought that I still somehow managed to enter my teenager years in a different technological era than she did. Cell phones were not yet owned by every person on the planet. I could still hand write some school essays. She, on the other hand, was surrounded by MySpace, Facebook, texting in her key transition years from child to adult.

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