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    people in the age group 18 to 34, who make a lot of use of social media and so are considered to be connected

    In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation - 'Generation C' - will emerge. Born after 1990, these 'digital natives', just now beginning to attend university and enter the workforce, will transform the world as we know it.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/03/2013


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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