just to say that part of the dumb people of today, are the professionals of tomorrow :)
That's a terrible sad truth. I'm currently involved in some work along some university, I don't have many issues with the student produced material as I have with the directors-guidelines
. It's not even about the teachers at the university, but the directors (the ones above the teachers) and yes: university.
They are teaching students you only need 5 people for a field study, sometimes 3. I have read field studies and work claiming all sorts of conclusions based on the group study, then when you get the specifics you learn... it's only 3 people, and their answers are terrible. I'm not talking about first year homework, but a graduation project that is put into production for a client, for real.
To make matters worse they use Facebook as the preferred platform for study because of the easy demographics. All attention is placed on LIKES, I'm not kidding. The key person in a particular area of the university is a woman preaching FB and she has NEVER EVER WORKED in the field, she graduated and became a teacher, then a director of the area. She is already famous because her projects fail, she claims background over her numbers in FB, but showcases and expositions have taken place with few people, even empty. It's until this 2019 that the team is talking about auditing her work because it's just numbers without results.
My involvement with the work has been purely on the copy writing and editing, and let me tell you: they can't read, they can't write and also build the most terrible conclusions (terrible logic, terrible understanding of the material). It's... a disgrace.
, unfortunately I don't work there, I do supervision for X (boring specifics).
The dumb audience is real. The dumb teachers are real. BTW, if things sound too extreme, I suggest some reading about the Elmo
Generation and the Elmo issue. Sesame Street was an educational TV show helping to stimulate and educate children. It's reach was generational, and it also had impact on areas where people do not attend schools but have access to TV in some ways (also people who leave schools). Then Elmo appeared, it was dumb, constantly interrupting, a rare case of a non-productive child, the purpose was... random, and received lots of complains from educational points of view. The key here was disruption, noise, screaming, chaos. And it was a hit!, the problem is at some point people decided to sacrifice quality over quantity, the same thing happening to the music industry.
So, they started giving people what they want. Yes, we can perform different searches and find articles on Sesame Street characters suffering different disorders, but many had an educational purpose in the long run (their personality was something aside), Elmo had issues, and those issues were the main attractive of the character, what?
@Tangor, exactly what I think: people can think and do whatever they want, but webmasters and content creators should also have a stand, instead of trying to give their audiences everything they ask. A dumb audience is dumb, and a content creator trying to please a dumb audience (to me... ) is way dumber. I believe many content creators need to get back to their chair and reclaim their ownership over their websites. It's been happening on Adsense, people refusing to dance the G song, but I guess some prefer to keep useless numbers, people who are in fact the opposite of smart.