You're attempting to define normal.
It doesn't work that way.
Take that chart, apply it to me. Half of it would be internet, right? Half of that would be developing games/having debates with people/constructing things online with other people. The other half would be divvied up between following the news and following a bloody thousand other independent developers/publishers/gamers/writers/artists out there on the internet. Give a portion out of that lot over to mindless clicking, sure, I know I do that as well. But the rest of the chart? Building things. Making things. Reading- science fiction, science fact, fantasy, plotting my next game, listening to music, contemplating the beginning, the inevitable end and everything in between to all things, talking to friends, doing schoolwork - I rarely watch television! I'll maybe catch an hour in an odd week when somebody in the house is being sick and doesn't have anything else to do! That isn't a valid use of my time, and I know others who think that same way, Natalya. This is... see, you've worded this to offend. To make people respond. I bloody well know you make me respond with stuff like this, it's the same reason Piltogg baits me in. We aren't sheeple - we know what that means. Launch a thousand descriptors, words, meaningless phrases aimed to "tear down the walls" and "take out the empire" - the empire is built by people who decided to make it their own. The news corporations decided to make it their own. It is not a gilded empire. It is built by people. I myself decide not to consume the endless waves of crap they send my way, and I myself am better for it. I don't know about you, but the loop of popular culture blows over my head so much recently that I could care less what song Glee covered last night- I don't have any idea what the hell you're on about, but I know that Icon for Hire is a decent band, I've just got a copy of Analog in the mail, and the sky is goddamn brilliant tonight.
Tell you what, answer this one. Are we better off than we were before? In history? Do we have more freedoms, more rights, are less people executed on the street for their beliefs? Because, yes, that still happens in the world today- but it doesn't here. Perhaps I've got a silver shine on the lenses of these out of the ordinary steampunk goggles that I seem to wear everywhere, but the world doesn't rest, mate, it moves on. Develops. Technology is reaching the point where information is instant, and we can access any instance of that information whenever we wish. It means people like you and I can register these opinons in that same instant- communication is facilitated, and we are the better for it. The Drone Empire doesn't exist, and it isn't in the works, unlike how you lot keep exclaiming- you just want something to fight for, something that doesn't undermine your other beliefs.
I really want to know who the hell "R" is though.