Let's face it, the Internet population is basically a teenager: We are completely self-obsessed, totally unpredictable, and almost entirely motivated by looking cooler than we actually are. Remind you of high school? We can't help it. We all construct our digital lives so that we are the center of attention. Every device, every screen, every digital moment is there to serve us. It's not really THE Internet, it's MY Internet. It's a world I create and a world I control, and anything that doesn't directly provide value to me is an annoyance. Parents of teenagers will recognize the attitude. And …
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