• Nate Cox@programming.dev
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    Tribespeople became so addicted that Marubo leaders, fearing that history and culture — which is passed down orally — could be lost forever, they have now limited access to the internet for two hours each morning, five hours each evening, and all day Sunday.

    That is still so much internet, we would probably all be healthier following that guideline.

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      I hope it inspires them to document their oral traditions in some way on the Internet. Most likely it would be a blog, but video documentation would be invaluable preservation

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        I would love for more of this work to be done in my country too - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have so much lore, history and knowledge that we’ve been losing with each passing generation due to the ongoing effects of colonialism. I agree that video is the most appropriate way to preserve oral traditions and knowledge, and that we should be creating massive publicly-accessible databases to store and view them.

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    fearing that history and culture — which is passed down orally — could be lost forever

    Or they could just…write it down…on the internet…where many others around the world would also be able to learn about their history and culture.

    Also many of the elders literally echo what western elders have been saying about the young generation for a hundred years lmao

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      If you wouldn’t be such a reader and instead memorized things like God intended, you’d know, that this sentiment existed for at least 2000 years:

      The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

      • /u/Socrates
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    “But now, things have gotten worse. Young people have gotten lazy because of the internet, they’re learning the ways of the white people.”

    Shots fired

    The Marubo are a chaste tribe, who even frown upon kissing in public — but Alfredo Marubo (all Marubo use the same last name) said he is anxious that the arrival of the service …

    TIL

    “We’re worried young people are going to want to try it,” he said of the kinky sex acts they’ve suddenly been exposed to on screen.

    Well there were also bad parts to the story besides the ass eating

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      They’re a Human tribe who has not decided against interacting with the wider world, so they have as much as a right to access the Internet as anyone else

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      No idea. Haven’t they learned that undereducated people don’t deserve the internet? Just look at north america.

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    I just want to say that there’s a lot of blame to go around for this, but it’s not the fault of porn.

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    “elders complain”

    Shouldve been in the title.

    Elders have the exact same complaints even in our already internetized society

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      My favourite quote about this was from a different article, but it was one of the elders saying basically “Since we got the internet, all the young people have gotten lazy…but please don’t take away our internet”