Rod Liddle Rod Liddle

It is the narcissistic middle-aged, not the young, who love Facebook and Twitter

Rod Liddle says that the generation born between 1955 and 1985 has an epic sense of self. Its members are forever poised just outside the confessional, ready to divulge the most trivial details of their lives. No wonder they love the real-time exhibitionism of the web

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