I don’t want to start this with an apology, but I will. I’m sorry, Internet, I really love you. I love interacting, building, sharing, uploading, creating and all that cool stuff that you let me do, but, sometimes, to my personal shame, all that you offer is no replacement for me when I just want to veg out and watch TV and be entertained with no expectation of my involvement other than pressing a few simple buttons on my remote control. Internet, this doesn’t mean I don’t see our relationship growing and becoming stronger. It’s just that we’ll need to make room for TV time, too.
Lest you think I’m just old and that my feelings aren’t relevant to the youth of today, there is new research to back up my love of TV. Media Post, a really great media news site, has Even With Rise of Web, Kids Still Watching Tube, a story by John Consoli. It seems that kids are actually watching more TV now than they did 5 years ago. According to the article, “Even with the newest videogames and online disruptions, younger viewers are still watching television just as they always have been.”
Maybe those kids are simply learning to multitask though. Do you really think they’re giving their full attention to That’s So Raven and Hannah Montana?