Claude Fischer quotes a new study: “religious commitment is weakening from one generation to the next in the countries with which the United States has most in common, and generational differences are the main driver of the aggregate decline. ... The same pattern of cohort replacement is behind American religious decline.” But “none of these declines is happening fast, and levels of religious involvement in the United States remain high by world standards.” About 50 percent of Americans born ~1940 reported attending church at least monthly, compared to ~40 percent of Americans born around 1980 (interviewed at age ~30).
Video is changing the internet, for realz: "As Big Tech gobbles up more infrastructure and accounts for more internet traffic, it poses questions for the future of the network’s openness, says Maria Farrell. ... “It means the internet is evolving from being a peer-to-peer open standards network to being a proprietary set of, effectively, VPNs. ... Which users are not quite aware of—they think they’re on the open internet and they’re not.” "