Thursday, March 31, 2011

THE BLOGGING CLASS ::: LESSON FOUR

I WANT IT NOW YESTERDAY!

Now that you've been told how to 'think outside the pixel' ... you might want to think about the virtue of patience. Newer generations seem to have less and of it. I don't think that's a good thing for anyone!
Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the author of the coming “Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn,” has also drawn this distinction between what he calls the Net Generation, born in the 1980s, and the iGeneration, born in the ’90s and this decade.

Now in their 20s, those in the Net Generation, according to Dr. Rosen, spend two hours a day talking on the phone and still use e-mail frequently. The iGeneration — conceivably their younger siblings — spends considerably more time texting than talking on the phone, pays less attention to television than the older group and tends to communicate more over instant-messenger networks.

Dr. Rosen said that the newest generations, unlike their older peers, will expect an instant response from everyone they communicate with, and won’t have the patience for anything less.

“They’ll want their teachers and professors to respond to them immediately, and they will expect instantaneous access to everyone, because after all, that is the experience they have growing up,” [The New York Times]
So, my readers, your lesson for today is to be patient! If a webpage or a blog doesn't load within 30 seconds, chill! Go grab a snack and come back! Or treat yourself to an adventure in dial-up technology!

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