A biannual market survey by some Orwellian New Jersey outfit called Student Monitor found that among today’s college kids, the iPod is more “in” than beer, the perennial favorite since 1997, when it was briefly unseated by the Internet. What’s amazing to me about this is my suspicion that few of those surveyed could even name another MP3 player, despite the fact that a hundred exist—most with more features than the iPod. What a disheartening business that must be for anyone other than Steve Jobs. Anyway, tied with beer this year was, the social networking service that’s like MySpace for semi-grown-ups. But now for the real question: What the heck are these kids drinking while they’re blasting their Avril Lavigne and posting wacky phonecam pics? —Mike Haney
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