While we aren't exactly talking about a review of popular media here, we find this article to be an interesting insight of where today's youth are coming from, so to speak.
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the Faculty a sense of the mindset of the incoming freshmen. The class of 2012 has grown up in an era where computers and rapid communication are the norm, and colleges no longer trumpet the fact that residence halls are “wired” and equipped with the latest hardware. These students hardly notice whether the telephone is in their room or not since they have seldom used landlines during their adolescence. Instead they live on their cell phones and communicate via texting.
Roommates, few of whom have ever shared a bedroom, have already checked out each other on Facebook where they have shared their most personal thoughts with the whole world - a multicultural, politically correct and “green” generation that has hardly noticed the threats to their privacy and never feared the Russians and the Warsaw Pact.
Some of the kids who visit our site, Buzzing Kids World
, are just a few years away from entering college themselves. With this is mind, students entering college for the first time in Fall of '08 were generally born in 1990. For these students, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson, Ryan White, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddy Krueger have always been dead. We thought you'd like to see this partial list of observations regarding the Class of 2012 (the complete list has 60):