"The students' writing experiences included sending text messages (82 per cent), sending AIM or MSN instant messages (73 per cent), and adding comments on social-networking sites (63 per cent) - hardly vehicles for the next Nabokov or Henry James."
It's odd that you'd pick Nabokov as an example; he'd probably have loved instant messaging and commenting. This is after all the author who constructed a large part of a novel (Pale Fire) as supposed marginal notes, and wrote his last novel in tiny pieces on index cards. If you were going to pick an author to write blog-comments-as-literature, Nabokov would be your man.
Be a bit more careful next time you're pulling the names of great authors out of hats. :)