Addictive Media

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br />Guess how many text messages the average American teenager sends and receives each month?

No, I'm not going to make you go to the end of this piece and turn your screen upside down to see the answer.

How does 2,272 sound?

Probably a little low if you are a parent or teacher as the next generation's addiction to text messaging is beginning to have consequences -- like declining grades, poor health and sleep problems, sore fingers and joints, anti-social behavior -- to mention a few.

Maybe you saw this coming but most people thought text messaging was just a diversion that came with a cell&hellip

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It’s Not Nice To Screw the Audience

I have been reading The New York Times since I was 12 years old (15 years ago).

Seriously, I don't think I have ever not had a subscription to the paper and I don't consider it Sunday without pasta and Sunday "gravy" on the stove and The New York Times in the house.

So you can imagine how upset I was -- a loyal, longtime reader -- to see The New York Times pull a Clear Channel on me.

You know the concept -- national radio instead of local.

The Times stuffed a white sheet of paper in the newspaper last week to tell me they were raising my subscription price again.

I'm sorry that The Times is having&hellip

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It’s Not Nice To Screw the Audience

I have been reading The New York Times since I was 12 years old (15 years ago).

Seriously, I don't think I have ever not had a subscription to the paper and I don't consider it Sunday without pasta and Sunday "gravy" on the stove and The New York Times in the house.

So you can imagine how upset I was -- a loyal, longtime reader -- to see The New York Times pull a Clear Channel on me.

You know the concept -- national radio instead of local.

The Times stuffed a white sheet of paper in the newspaper last week to tell me they were raising my subscription price again.

I'm sorry that The Times is having&hellip

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It’s Not Nice To Screw the Audience

I have been reading The New York Times since I was 12 years old (15 years ago).

Seriously, I don't think I have ever not had a subscription to the paper and I don't consider it Sunday without pasta and Sunday "gravy" on the stove and The New York Times in the house.

So you can imagine how upset I was -- a loyal, longtime reader -- to see The New York Times pull a Clear Channel on me.

You know the concept -- national radio instead of local.

The Times stuffed a white sheet of paper in the newspaper last week to tell me they were raising my subscription price again.

I'm sorry that The Times is having&hellip

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Radio’s Extra-Terrestrials

Radio is losing touch with its audience at an alarming pace.

I'm not just talking about the youth audience that radio all but ignored during the past 13 years of consolidation.

Even older folks -- yes, baby boomers who are trying new media and liking it.

Facebook, once the bastion of Millennials, is experiencing its greatest growth from over 30's.

Baby boomers are using Facebook to find old flames, high school and college buddies, friends lost while life was happening.

Twitter is engaging radio users -- not to learn what the next song is that radio stations are playing, but as a way to have immediate&hellip

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