[C]ellphones are now collected even at college parties, according to the Times, as a precautionary step to protect athletes against embarrassing pictures on Twitter, Facebook or even our own Deadspin, which is given a shout out in the article. In a country that’s increasingly inept at manufacturing anything other than narcissistic, “reality” based media products, it’s probably for the best that college students are learning the skills they’ll need to eventually sell out their boss or idol online. As for the “victims,” the athletes, it’s good training for them too. Unless their ultimate goal is to play football for modest wages in lifetime obscurity? Didn’t think so.
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