Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities. SEE ALSO: If you’re poor, now you can get a subsidy for Internet access Donald Trump, who capitalized on this despair in his run for the White House, finally offered a concrete answer to this problem, however vague, in an Iowa speech this week. The president said he plans …

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Five ways politicians can win over young voters – BBC News

June 25, 2017

And what’s more, this section of the electorate is now “anyone’s to play for”, Caroline Macfarland, director of think tank Common Vision, says. Breaking down the boundaries to politicians Image copyright Reuters “These are people who aren’t concerned with immigration, but are worried about the environment,” says Dr Sloam. “The environment wasn’t even an issue in this election. Here, young people can have more influence in the …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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General election 2017: Why people voted the way they did – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Image copyright AFP Despite the apparent increases in turnout among young people, Ipsos Mori and YouGov both agreed that older people were still considerably more likely to vote. YouGov estimated the turnout among over 70s at 84%. Another dividing line: Education A university education looks like an indicator as to how someone might have voted on 8 June. “While the Conservatives’ support decreases the more educated a voter is, the opposite was true for Labour and the Lib …

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… understood that these young people are Americans in every way except on paper. … Thats actually the most important thing, and that was a major contributor to DACA in the first place. The power of that is clearly enduring. The groundwork for DACA was laid more than a decade before 2012, when Obama created the program. Young immigrants began to come out as undocumented, telling their friends, classmates and lawmakers their stories of moving to the U.S. as children, often not knowing they …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… says the website was used by about 100,000 people – more than four times as many as its 24,000 membership. This meant young people with no experience of canvassing could team up with those with previous election experience for targeted canvassing. “If you have a young person telling another young person, ‘You should get out and vote because this election is important’, it’s more convincing,” Mr Todd said. Manifesto There was also an unashamed pitch for the …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …

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Simply saving falls short: Why young adults should embrace investing

June 7, 2017

… literacy education is often absent from most kids schooling. So it makes sense that a lot of young people are confused about why investing matters and thus, hesitant to hand over their hard-earned money to “the markets.” Part of the reason for this is simply that young adults dont know the first thing about investing. Below, we explore a few of the basics: Why investing as early as possible is beneficial to long-term financial goals, as well as a few tips for getting started. …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… get it all, even power.So, kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower. The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with “weak hands,” missing classes and getting bad grades because he’s a “puppet” of opposition forces who falsely promise him “great riches.” She told a news station that she wrote the song because she thought young people were being deceived by Alexei Navalny. He’s the popular opposition leader …

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Who is Leanne Wood? A profile of the Plaid Cymru leader – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… means,” she wrote on her website. While at Tonypandy Community College – or “Pandy Comp” – she had no intention of going into politics, dreaming instead of becoming a TV newsreader. Moira Stuart was a role model. She left school at 16 and got a job in a factory making artificial flowers. Low pay and poor conditions convinced her to go back and study for A levels. For many politicised young people from that background, there was a well-trodden path into the Labour …

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Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

May 21, 2017

… electoral wipe out the Conservatives would experience across large parts of Northern England and Scotland, which it still trying to recover from today. Thatcher and “the Tories” remain dirty words to the former steel workers in Consett but few young people I spoke to could recognise her and those that did regarded her as a distant historical figure. Image caption Alex Blackham: ‘May is the only person for the job’ She will have experienced at first hand how …

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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

May 21, 2017

… shitting on social media. Now E! is promoting its Snapchat exclusive show. Merrill Barr (@MerrillBarr) May 15, 2017 It’s a reality that networks are begrudgingly starting to admit. If advertisers want to reach consumers, they can’t avoid smartphones. And neither can networks with shows they hope young people will watch. With its emphasis on high-end mobile video, that’s where Snapchat has positioned itself. Over the last year, Snapchat has been adding more TV networks, in …

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …

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General election 2017: Too young to vote, but still campaigning – BBC News

May 16, 2017

… Catrin’s full report on You Tube Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Luke says many young people are not interested in politics as parties do not try to appeal to them “We brought social justice on to the agenda, we invested in the NHS, we invested in infrastructure and I think that everyone should have that kick-start in life and the best possible beginning for them.” Both his parents are unemployed and Luke has decided to try to forge a career in politics. But he …

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We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

May 16, 2017

… people who lived there suffered disproportionately from crime, but had given up on the police. They didn’t trust us because we showed them no respect. Image copyright Sophie Mutevelian Image caption Maxine Peake – who plays local sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham – with Lesley Sharp Barely a week goes by these days without a headline referring to a crisis in the police. But the crisis no-one’s talking about is the crisis of trust, particularly where young people …

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