With Born Digital finally arrived, the debate over the term “Digital Native” is back. We look forward to continuing this important conversation, thinking about who is – and who is not – a digital native, and what are the purposes served by this term.
johnmac recently asked a great question:
“other than the birthdate, I fit that definition [of digital native]– do I have to be naturalized? — and, if so, how do I do so?”
On becoming naturalized in the digital world? Well, no “citizen” test developed yet (although NHK does have the “Are you a Digital Native?” quiz). If you’re living digital yet not born digital, we’ll have to call you a digital settler, johnmac. John Palfrey explores this typology more here. Check it out – and tell us what you think!