The popculture distraction theory is working

 Earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes (and the odd World Cup soccer match) may be newsworthy subjects to post about on microblogging platform Twitter, but it was the news of pop singer Beyonce’s pregnancy that set a new Tweets Per Second (TPS) record.


Twitter sets record with news of Beyonce’s pregnancy – Gadgets & Tech, Life & Style – The Independent.

 Once again popculture trivialities beat actual world events. What do American students think?

Do you remember the last time you had a thought-provoking discussion with your friends about the issues effecting this country and around the globe?

Well, students interviewed for this article said such occurrences with their friends were few and far between. Instead, for example they said their friends may spend hours chitchatting about what The Situation said on an episode of Jersey Shore, rather than the revolutions exploding in the Middle East or the workers’ strife in Wisconsin.