As an 81 year old fart who has plunged into social media the experience reveals that those under the age of 35 are being transformed into a new breed of humans. Communicating via text messaging or email or on Facebook means we communicate with others without being able to read facial reactions or body language. Throughout human history communication was as much to do with words as with bodies, but new forms of communication end this necessary component of human interaction.
I have noticed if I present Ron Paul supporters evidence, they either never respond to utter some cliche about “the government.” Ron Paul supporters more than any other group simply lack economic ideas and they lack knowledge of American political and economic history. Social Media allows this process. If one were on a street corner or in a bar arguing with someone, they would either offer information or sulk away knowing they were intellectually defeated. Social Media allows individuals to ignore their ignorance by simply never responding to intellectual comments.