Not sure why, but this is the first reference I’ve seen to “Generation Facebook” – though it could be used interchangeably with “Gen Digital.” But whatever they’re called, but the point being made in this Wall Street Journal blog is that the people who’ve never known life without the Internet will be changing the workplace, which means the workplace will be very different for their younger siblings when they’re ready to enter it – and on and on – parental and school “control” of social media notwithstanding. Baby boomers might call some of these 12 features “written into the social DNA of Generation F” subversive, but what’s subversive now will soon be normative. You’ve got to read blogger Gary Hamel’s descriptions of all of them, but some of the 12 are: “Intrinsic rewards matter most,” “Users can veto most policy decisions,” “Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it,” “Resources get attracted, not allocated,” “Intrinsic rewards matter most,” and “Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed.”
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- What are we really seeing in the social media fishbowl?
- Spoiler alert: Kid loves teaching Twitter to Dad
- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
- Heard of Twitch? Amazon has!
- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- High school kids show strong support for First Amendment
- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments