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List: Web Older Than Incoming College Freshmen

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 --- 7:00 a.m.

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mention Amazon to this year's incoming college freshmen class and they're more likely to think of shopping than the South American river.

The class of 2015 also prefers to break up on Facebook rather than end a relationship in person. And they're younger than the Internet.

These are among 75 items on this year's Beloit College Mindset List, a compilation released Tuesday by the private school in southeastern Wisconsin.

The list intends to remind professors that cultural references familiar to them might draw blank stares from freshmen born mostly in 1993.

OJ Simpson has been searching for his wife's killer ever since these students were in diapers. And the initials LBJ remind them of LeBron James more than President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Oh, and Ferris Bueller could be their father.

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