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Author Palfrey, John G. (John Gorham), 1972-

Title Born digital : understanding the first generation of digital natives / John Palfrey and Urs Gasser
Published New York : Basic Books, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 375 pages)
Contents Identities -- Dossiers -- Privacy -- Safety -- Creators -- Pirates -- Quality -- Overload -- Aggressors -- Innovators -- Learners -- Activists -- Synthesis
Summary The most enduring change wrought by the digital revolution is neither the new business models nor the new search algorithms, but rather the massive generation gap between those who were born digital and those who were not. The first generation of "digital natives"--Children who were born into and raised in the digital world--is now coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our cultural life, even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these digital natives? How are they different from older generations, and what is the world they're creating going to look like? Based on original research and advancing new theories, the authors explore a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-363) and index
Notes Print version record
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.
Form Electronic book
Author Gasser, Urs.
ISBN 046501383X (electronic bk.)
0786727705 (electronic bk.)
9780465013838 (electronic bk.)
9780786727704 (electronic bk.)