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Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants & Resident Aliens

By Shane Joseph, published on Dec 20, 2013

The above are new terms that have emerged to describe the young, middle-aged and old people in our digital society today; a radical immigration model for a new world where one’s degree of foreignness grows with age.

The theory goes that young people, “the digital natives,” i.e. those born after the Internet know nothing about paper encyclopaedias, postal mail and about paying for content. Their preferred shop for most things is found online. They don’t have to memorize anything – just ask God, I mean, Google. Their relationships are vast and temporary, their attention spans are fragile... (more)

Tags: society, technology, aliens, old, digital, immigrants, middle-aged, resident, young.

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