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Trust June 6, 2007

Posted by newscoma in Newscoma Files.

Terry Heaton talks.

We listen:

One of the cornerstones of the postmodern culture is that trust in institutions is replaced by trust in one’s tribe, that circle of family and friends determined by the individual to be his or her influence group. As I’ve written in the past, this group doesn’t work together as groups of the past; in many cases, it doesn’t function as a group at all, except in the mind of the individual.

Many of the people in my various tribes, for example, have no idea of their position. The web, with its associated links, makes this possible. In a similar manner, I suspect I am a part of many tribes.

The point of this is to offer a little evidence of postmodernism in action via a World Association of Newspapers (WAN) report on how young people use media. Most, the study say, use traditional sources.

Read the rest. It’s good.



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