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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Digital Smarts Blog: Generation M: What does it really know about technology?

Generation M: What does it really know about technology?

Those born after 1985 are considered the Media Generation or Generation M. They should be experts with technologies, shouldn't they? Well, they are when it comes to spending time online and browsing what's out there in cyberspace. But according to a recent research study of college students, Generation M doesn't know how to evaluate the information it finds. Only 49% of the M Generation tested could accurately assess Websites, and only 31% knew how to effectively narrow a Web search. You might want to direct your kids to the Computers & Homework columns for help on really making use of the technology at their fingertips.


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