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Civility in the networked age
Civility in the networked age

How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter? In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day" to "never." It's likely no surprise that Millennials (18 to 30) checked the most frequently, while Baby Boomers and members of the Greatest Generation (those of us who are 50 years old and "better" — and who still send an occasional birthday card via snail mail) checked the least. Teens represent the leading edge of connectivity. Their use of technology often signals future changes in the adult...