Friday, December 12, 2008

My Avatar Ate My Homework

Recently eaten: chipotle burrito
Recent annoyance: puddles

how times have changed. Back in they day people dropped out of college because they couldn't hack it, or drank themselves into oblivion. These kids today...what are they thinking?

FCC Terms World of Warcraft Leading Cause of College Dropouts (via DCist)
With the explosion of educational resources available online, one might think parents would be 100% pleased with the internet’s role in their children’s lives. But surveys show just the opposite: a late 2006 survey that showed 59% of parents think the internet has been a totally positive influence in their children’s lives-- down from 67% in 2004.

You might find it alarming that one of the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is online gaming addiction - such as World of Warcraft - which is played by 11 million individuals worldwide.

"Hey Prof, I'm too busy slaying creatures to take this prelim. Thanks for understanding."

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