'we can't get a job, but we can tweet.'
To me, a lot of the culture of youth seems to be using the Internet as a form of denialism about their reduced prospects. They're like, "Well, sure we can't get a job and we need to live with our parents, but we can tweet", or something. "Let us tweet!"
Jaron Lanier, still the smartest guy in the room, on "The Local-Global Flip."