The author of this article is Don Tapscott, a writer from Chicago that have been studying the relationships among technology and the new generation. Don talks about how the new generation is always connected to some kind of technologic device. He also says that the new generation have literally grown up digital they’re part of a global cultural phenomenon, which can be an extremely positive thing. The quote “The Net Generation Has Arrived… Are you ready for it?… Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You’ve seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what on Facebook or Myspace”, defined the idea of the new generation”. However, Don believes that this new generation can change the future, they just have to learn and understand how to use social media and technology in a “good” way.
After reading this source, I found really interesting the idea that if you stop to think, the new generation is always connected to the internet. Personally, I always see 8-years-old child playing with IPad, instead of going outside and play with friends. This source is pretty similar to my past sources, however, it gave me a new perspective of how the new generation is “behaving”. The article didn’t refer to any other source in particular, but I believe that by searching for more text of Don Tapscott I would find more sources about this topic. As I said before, I really liked the quote that I mentioned before. Those five things are always present on a life of young and adult people.
The article written by Robinson Meyer shows how the relationships are becoming more and more digital nowadays. The idea that internet have been changing relationships is a little bit frustrating for Robinson, but those changes are not necessary negative changes. The survey reports “21 percent of cell owners or internet users in a committed relationship have felt closer to their spouse or partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message.” and “9 percent have resolved an argument with their partner online or by text message that they were having difficulty resolving in person.” are good examples that internet and technology can be used in a positive and useful way.
The article instigate me to know more about the differences of the impacts that technology have among young and olds people. I would like to know more about how old people are dealing to this new “digital era” and see if this have been changing their lives as well.