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News,  February 05, 2008

It's Super Tuesday - Spotlight on the Youth Vote

My polling place and my son's afterschool program are actually in the same building, which makes it extraordinarily easy for me to fulfill my civic duty tonight. I'll also take the opportunity to teach my son a little about government and elections, though he has 13 years to go before he can mark his own ballot. Young people who are of voting age have been getting a lot of press this year. A recent article in Time magazine dissects the youth vote and how it's playing for this crop of candidates, noting that "Technology makes it easier than ever to create networks and share enthusiasm. Facebook, the largest of Internet social-networking sites, boasts a market share of more than 85% of four-year U.S. universities, with millions of members averaging 20 minutes per day on-site exploring interests and keeping track of friends."

URL: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1708570,00.html
Posted by wrivenburgh on February 05, 2008 | News
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