We've probably already heard the story of how Californian Hippies created the Internet back in the 70's and how the Net then subsequently became a focus for people power in general. But has the Internet recently undergone a change in identity? I've noticed this in the UK and also in US TV news media lately, that every time a TV journalist speaks about anything even remotely related to "internet culture", they immediately take on the exact same "affected air" which isn't compatible with the original story we've been told about how the internet was created. Yes, according to TV journalists the Internet's new image is as follows: the average internet user is now portrayed as a young, upwardly mobile, male and female couple with "New Right" political tendencies. And TV journalists don't have a problem playing this particular tune every time the Internet or indeed popular democracy in general is spoken of. I've added the following image showing you what the average Internet user now looks like according to TV news journalists: Has anyone else noticed this?