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“two classes ago, officers were getting $ 2 5 , 1 0 0 a y e a r . n o w w e r getting $40,361. e i f w e p a s s o u r e x a m s , w e getting paid for the rest of our lives.” r e

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How often do you check e-mail?

4% once a day or less

Dian Jiang, 25

Alexander Bobo, 22

Richard Kowalczyk, 23

Anthony Digerolamo, 33

Tatyana Ananyenza, 30

Jesse Colon, 22

Tami Stromer, 23

David Lamarre, 26

Devon Davis, 23

Alex Ramos, 24

Fady Azmy, 27

Christopher Benson, 23

89%

24%

have a facebook profile

have a twitter profile

“I can tell when I get an e-mail from an older person: They refer to the date when we had the conversation and identify what they’re following up about. ounger people never give context.”

  • noam rubinstein, 30,

brooklyn college

39%have

35%have

26%

on the computer

live tv

dvr

32% frequently

19% a few times a day

44% instantly (on phone)

“Facebook is a crutch. People post ‘Hey, I’m engaged.’ If you really want people to know about it, then be a decent person and at least text them.”

  • shoshana schwartz, 21,

brooklyn college

“My fiancée got annoyed with me the other night for tweeting from the dinner table. I actually feel jittery if I’m offline for too long.”

  • david shlachter, 27,

kennedy school of government

Where do you watch TV?

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new york | june 15–22, 2009

How often do you read the newspaper?

Daily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50% A few times a week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13% Once a week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14% Occasionally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17% Never . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2%

photographs: this spread, spenCer heyFron For new york magazine

tHe neXt Generation

(For fun, we visited a class of fifth-graders too.)

100%

have a cell phone

“But I don’t remember my number!”

  • antoine esguerra, 12

0%

have a facebook profile.

“My big brother has one, and I don’t want to copy.”

  • nicole amaral, 10

Do you ever use Twitter?

“Sometimes.”

Do you know what Twitter is?

“Yes, it means that you sometimes shake when you’re nervous.”

  • samir nikocevic, 10

What do your parents not

understand about you? How cool I am.

I’m sensitive. I can’t always be perfect.

I’m more independent than they think.

That I need to grow up sometimes.

That they are embarrassing when they talk to my friends.

What do you want to be

when you grow up? A baker in Paris.

CEO. Biologist.

Probably an FBI agent or designing clothes.

Basketball player. Singer-dancer. President of a stocks company. Famous actress, write , architect.

p.S. 59

Gabriela Kowalski, 11

Ian Goldstein, 11

Amina Durakovic, 11

Antoine Esguerra, 12

Omar Muqbil, 11

Kelly Bamfo, 11

Nicole Amaral, 10

Madison Dodds, 10

Jessie Mastandrea, 11

Samir Nikocevic, 10

Charles Shehan, 10

Sierra Davis, 10

“i think obama is a really good influence on little kids like me. hes probably the best president.”

june 15–22, 2009 | new york

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