Teens and young adults are more likely in their free time to check their Facebook page than read a book -- and they are dumber for it, says English professor Mark Bauerlein. That is Bauerlein's contention in The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30), which was recently released in paperback, USA Today reports. Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University in Atlanta, says Generation Y, ages 16-29, has been shaped by exposure to computer technology since elementary school. The cost, he says, outweighs the convenience. Kids are...

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