I love being a digital native...honestly!
I love the fact that I have a digital self, and I can be comfortable with it. I love the fact that I can use technology to achieve any objective. I love the fact that I can be in realtime in a number of digital spaces at the same time. If you think about it, there's lot's to be happy about being a digital native.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-DJr1Qs54&feature=related Ode to My Family by
The Cranberries. I think it befits this post suitably :-)
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Hello everyone! We have created FAQs to try and answer questions that you might have concerning your contributions to the book tentatively called, ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’. Though we have anticipated most of the questions, do email me, or post a comment if you have any additional queries pertaining to your contribution. Looking forward to your thoughts!
Think about this: we talk about digital natives and rights, flying to the moon and back, space-age technology and what not, but the problem still remains that a majority of us do not have access to technologies that connect us with ‘that’ digital world.
I believe that Digital Literacy should be a right in the digital age.
Digital Literacy, as perceived by many, scopes the basics of how to use different technologies and digital tools but I would argue that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
I believe that the ‘digital’ is a mindset and not necessarily a thing. I base this belief on the fact that the ‘digital’ has changed the way we perceive things, the way we carry out different tasks and processes and to a large extent, the way we behave.
In in increasingly polarized world where everything expressed online is stored you should have the right to change your mind. The internet creates the space to take on multiple identities and also change the expression of these identities in form or thought. It is even a place to explore and experiment with taking on different identities and play them out online. However, once in a group, conversation or campaign identities seem to become more fixed where we expect specific behaviours from people that have entered that space in one way.
It’s a dicey subject. Napster dealt with it and we all watched to see what would happen to our freedom to access the music we loved. And when it was over we were left in the rubble of copyright issues, intellectual property debates and a growing mechanism of workarounds. The internet is a sub world, still young, where people practice their most basic animal right of open access…to all…for everything. Even if it cannibalizes on the people who made ‘everything’ exist in the first place.
I like to be really optimistic and assume that huge progressive world-wide movements in this decade will successfully fight for net neutrality and the right for every person in the world to have access to the Internet. Having overcome that battle, the next challenge would be to promote the right for everyone to be read and heard over the Internet despite all language barriers and, thus, also enforce the technological mechanisms that allow that to happen.