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Pupils To Study Twitter, MySpace And Wikipedia

by | 25th, March 2009

TODAY at school we will studying Twitter and blogs.

Says the Guardian:

Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war under proposals to overhaul the primary school curriculum, the Guardian has learned.

The Victoria Beckhams..?

The Independent leads with:

Now ‘Big Brother’ targets Facebook – Minister wants government database to monitor social networking sites

The big news is that the “broadsheet” newspapers are desperate to reach online audiences and have started to ignore reports from war zones to lead instead with news of Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook, those prime sources of news.

The Guardian scoop goes on to say:

The proposals would require:

• Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain “fluency” in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell.

In other words, childrens’ time spent in their bedrooms on PCs will count towards their academic education.

And the Indy keeps on plugging those keywords:

The idea to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook comes on top of plans to store information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom.

We go live to hear what Manchester United fan, the naked Britneys Spears – vote Obama! – thinks of the news, and how it affects her views on Lily Allen, Paris Hilton naked sex and the Indy’s impending move to stop being a newspaper and just exist as a website…

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