Scion AV and Vice have teamed up to create Young Americans, a web series about what the youth of the United States are thinking about and the issues that they face. Overseeing the project is director and producer Lance Bangs, who traveled the country with his camera, talking with those he came across. This episode covers how people meet, find partners and socialize in the modern era.
Plenty of think pieces have typed out about how the internet has damaged young people’s ability to interact face-to-face with actual humans, but is that really true or just the older generations fretting about how things aren’t like they used to be? The interviewees say they find themselves, like many twenty-somethings before them, probably spending too much time in bars to see their friends. Some also say that they’re too busy with the demands of work and making a living to even do much socializing. But they do acknowledge that social media and online sites play a crucial role finding new people to share their “in real life” lives with, which you might expect from the internet being a tool they’ve come to rely for almost ever other part of their existence.
If you missed the first season of “Young Americans,” you can still check it out.
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