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Digital Nation | The Digital You: Attention, Multitasking and Addiction

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It's becoming harder to imagine our lives without digital technology. But do we use it too much? Watch Multitasking at M.I.T. from FRONTLINE’s Digital Nation and explore the contrast between students' and teachers' views on laptops in the classroom. Are they a massive distraction, or a valuable tool for a generation of multitaskers?

Learn more about Multitasking on FRONTLINE Digital Nation workshop Web site.

The Rise of Social Networking

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In this video segment from FRONTLINE: "Digital Nation," teens talk about why they use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Flying Cheap: The Crash of Continental Flight 3407

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In Feb 2009, Continental Flight 3407 crashed outside of Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people. The flight was operated by Colgan Air, a regional airline that flies routes under contract for US Airways, United and Continental. The crash and subsequent investigation revealed a little-known trend in the airline industry: Major airlines have outsourced more of their flights to obscure regional carriers.

In this video chapter from FRONTLINE  Flying Cheap, correspondent Miles O'Brien explores this trend and examines some of the many factors that may have contributed to the accident.