DIGITAL YOUTH RESEARCH

Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media

About Digital Youth

"Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures" is a three-year collaborative project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Carried out by researchers at the University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley, the digital youth project explores how kids use digital media in their everyday lives. Read more

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Hi, I am just a retired

Hi, I am just a retired blue-collar working guy, and a lot of what you have onsite intimidates me, but I have to say, you have it all nailed as far as I can see. I would add that the difference between the old and the young is that the young love the technology, like emails, and the old tend to hate it all.
And those teenagers that strut the malls and are cool, are probably cool because their parents are irresponsible in spoiling them, and might well end up working at minimum wage jobs, whereas the uncool geek types will later be driving the hot cars, and living in better houses etc. You may, or not, be interested in my post here about how capitalism must by nature fail:
http://bloggerjohn2.bravejournal.com/entry/25957
Or maybe it will annoy you. If so, I apologise.
Have a great day,
John

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