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WanderingEng  ·  488 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much is ‘too much time’ on social media?

    When I was home, the family watches TV ALL THE DAMN TIME. It's all shit. All of it.

It was the same during my childhood. As far as I know, my parents are still addicted to television.

One could do a keyword replacement, swapping "social media" with "television" and publish it in 1992. It would still make sense. Probably the same could have been done in 1920 with newspapers and whenever the printing press became common for books.

My sample size is also skewed, but I realize nobody at work talks about prime time tv. Ever. People talk sports, but that's it. It makes me think television is already down the path of newspapers. Far from dead but already catering to a niche group of people.