Blame it on the emojis. In October, the White House announced that it was rolling out an economic-messaging campaign directed at young voters, and the document it produced was laden with emojis, the pictograms originating in Japan that have become a sort of crude lingua franca in the age of instant post-literate communication. The White House’s “15 Economic Facts about Millennials” listicle, clearly based on the BuzzFeed model, failed to impress, among others, the readers of BuzzFeed, who mocked it ruthlessly: “Propaganda has never looked so cute and hip.” Assistant professor Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela of the New School, a young scholar …
The downwardly mobile Millennials may be waking up at last
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A-listers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon recently announced that they would be pooling their talents to produce a new television drama for the Sci-Fi Network titled “Incorporated.” The series, a ...