“Being a teen is generational. A teen in the 80's is drastically different from a teen in the 2000's. Having already "been there and done that" is completely relative to the time period a person grew up in.”
“I'm sure that people will disagree with my opinion, but as a teenager living in a new era of media, I feel that I have a personal responsibility to provide a different perspective.
People seem to be concerned about how TBL would market "a fat-phobic culture." I personally disagree with that, primarily because the self-esteem of teens these days are already founded on the basis of how they look to others, sadly enough. I think that TBL would give a new perspective to the youth.
In addition, I don't understand why people are completely dismissing this concept on the basis that this would "demonize" the children or "send a message" to a "vulnerable" individual. MTV has monopolized its network with shows dealing with teen-pregnancy yet it's rare nowadays that people criticize the show for airing those type programs that could "send a message." People have been content with this show for three years - the time the shows first aired. TBL would be no different, and would probably be in a much more positive light than the other teen-centric programs available today.
On a final note, just as user happykayday says, us teenagers are not vulnerable creatures. We are just beginning to think independently, formulating our ideas based on our environment... not on what other people say. So give TBL a chance on impacting the teens of America. You might like what you see.”
“This is actually really interesting, because I never heard of Nitrogram before until now. Nitrogram in itself is a perfect example of how people are taking advantage of Instagram's multifunctional nature. I actually came across an article that was on there, "5 Big Brands on Instagram’s Launchpad" which is another excellent read that completely supports point #2.”
“Shweta, this is a perfect example of the 4th point! Instatown geotags your location, not only for personal use but for the public to use. It goes along with giving us "an even easier access to a large amount of readily available information." If it hasn't been already done, your application would make a perfect compliment to UrbanSpoon, another data aggregating website for restaurants.”
“Again, you cannot aggregate them into one category. Again not ALL frats treat people and discriminate against people. I can name give you many instances in which fraternities are specifically against discrimination i.e. fraternities that welcome those who classify themselves as LGBT.
Yes, there are fraternities out there that discriminate and disrespect people... but you cannot let those "sour grapes" spoil the reputation of the other fraternities that exist in collegiate America.”
Xoubuo on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:16:52
“Well Frats have a habit of discriminating against LGBT people and even everyone on campus. The breed entitlement and elitism. Which is why Frats have no place in society or on campus”
“This is a quick generalization of all fraternities. Not all fraternities devote themselves to beating initiates to death... some fraternities, such as those found as Case Western Reserve University, devote themselves primarily to community service. Community service isn't irrelevant, is it?”
Xoubuo on Jan 12, 2013 at 22:21:38
“The way Frats treat people and discriminate against people. Frats are very much irrelevant and useless.”
DemocracyIsGolden on Jan 12, 2013 at 15:20:02
“Voluntary Community service is a commendable virtue.”