I weep for the future generation

According to Yahoo!, The Top Searched Questions on Osama bin Laden are (based on Sunday, 5/1):

  1. Is Osama bin Laden dead?
  2. How did Osama bin Laden die?
  3. Who killed Osama bin Laden?
  4. How old is Osama bin Laden
  5. Who is Osama bin Laden
  6. Where was Osama bin Laden killed?
  7. Is Osama bin Laden dead or alive?
  8. How tall is Osama bin Laden?

Younger Generation. News of Osama bin Laden’s death seemed to have struck a chord with younger folks who grew up during the war on terrorism.

–          On Yahoo!, 1 in 3 searches for “how did osama bin laden die” on Sunday were from teens ages 13-17.

–          According to Yahoo!, 40% of searches on Sunday for “who killed osama bin laden” were from people ages 13-20.

–          However, it seems teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for “who is osama bin laden?”


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2 Responses to I weep for the future generation

  1. Stefanie says:

    Smart enough to use twitter. Not smart enough to Google Osama and get their answer. I think I'm more worried about the fact that we can't teach our children how to do something as basic as research. No wonder we have a hard time learning from history. 🙁

  2. Jill says:

    Incredible….I have no words…

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