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Author Palfrey, John, 1919-1979, author

Title Born digital : understanding the first generation of digital natives / John Palfrey and Urs Gasser
Published New York : Basic Books, [2008]
New York : Basic Books, c2008


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Description vii, 375 pages ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Identities -- Dossiers -- Privacy -- Safety -- Pirates -- Creators -- Quality -- Overload -- Aggressors -- Innovators -- Learners -- Activists -- Synthesis
Summary "The first generation of "Digital Natives" - children who were barn into and raised in the digital world - are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the structure of our family life will be forever transformed." "Based on extensive original research, including interviews with Digital Natives around the world, Born Digital explores a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical: What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? Should we worry about privacy issues - or is privacy even a relevant concern for Digital Natives? How does the concept of safety translate into an increasingly virtual world? Are online games addictive, and how do we need to worry about violent video games? What is the Internet's impact on creativity and learning? What lies ahead - socially, professionally, and psychologically - for this generation?" "A smart, practical guide to a brave new world and its complex inhabitants, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present - and shape the digital future."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Digital media Social aspects
Information society Social aspects
Information technology Social aspects
Internet and children
Internet and teenagers
Internet Social aspects
Technological innovations Social aspects
Technology Social aspects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Digital media -- Social aspects.
Information society -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Internet and children.
Internet and teenagers.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Author Gasser, Urs.
LC no. 2008021538
ISBN 0465005152