Sunday, July 8, 2007

Seriously, This Is How Far Our Obsession With Celebrities Has Gone?

So I open up Yahoo! this morning to check out the headlines, and I notice something in the upper right-hand corner. Now I'm sure that there have been similar links posted up there before but this is the first time that I've noticed this particular one.

It said "Keep up with Jessica Biel's news with Yahoo! onesearch on the phone", and when you clicked on the link it took you to this page. Yes, that's a page where you can enter your info, and instantly have your phone updated with Jessica Biel news. Greeeat.

That's how far it's come? Instead of feeding the obsession by just watching shows like "Entertainment Tonight" or "The Daily 10", or reading tabloids like "The National Enquirer" people are getting the latest celebrity news and gossip 24/7 via their cellphones.

And we wonder why that back in 2005 a NY Times poll found that 1 in 5 American adults believed that the Sun revolves around the Earth. However, I bet if you ask them whether or not Paris Hilton just served some time in jail all five would get it correct.

It's sad, very sad.

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