Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Doin' it, elephant style
Here is your laugh of the day.

"We have to do it in the Facebook, with the Twittering, the different technology that young people are using today."
—Republican National Committee incumbent chairman Mike Duncan, on how the GOP can appeal to younger generations.

Now I will fully admit to my age running right up against the onslaught of Twitter. I'm not entirely sure why anyone needs to Twitter unless they're in an ongoing situation of journalistic interest, but that's just me. Nope. Scratch that. I totally don't understand the attraction of Twitter. If anyone can explain it to me so that I might actually understand that attraction, I will send them a prize. I'm serious.

Nevertheless, researchers at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior are working on assessing the brain activity of older adults who are less exposed to new technologies and have found that our brains are "sensitive and can continue to learn as we get older."

Apparently this is not as true for actual leading members of the Grand Old Party. And they wonder why they are losing young people...

Read the whole article here.

via Shakesville.


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Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I don't even know (really) what Twittering entails. Someone told me it's like mini-blogging, but that doesn't help. It could be I'm too old, but I think it's b/c I really don't care. Don't even get me started about "the" facebook. If I wanted someone from my 3rd grade class to get in touch with me, I'd have stayed in touch with them in the first place!

Blogger Allison said...

That is hilarious. And to your point, I am anti-Twitter as well and it's not 'cause I'm old. Are we so damn interesting we have to update everyone with our thoughts or "status" every few hours (or minutes?) Please.

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