Tuesday, March 20, 2007

too much TV for teens?

Nielsen: Average Home Has 104 Channels

If this is true, where do most teens get their imput on the world from? The last part of the article has an interesting quote on how much actually gets watched.

Last year, viewers watched only 15 percent of the stations available to them for any appreciable length of time; in 2000, they watched 22 percent of what they could surf through, Nielsen said.

What I find so interesting is that I only get 4 channels (plus 3 PBS stations) on a good day. So someone has to pick up my other 100. My guess is that this increasing number of options will not slow down, though.

Does all this exposure to TV numb the students to the usage of "media" in our ministries?

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