NY Times article - Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

I just spotted this article on the New York Time website, Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing, almost in passing they mention that a new study suggests "participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world" [bold is my addition].

Over in the comments, people seem to be going spare at the suggestion use of the internet is improving young people's literacy. This is going to run-and-run, I remember Ian Rankin suggesting playing modern video games can help children develop reading skills, back in August. Personally, I can see both side of the story, and wouldn't like to make any judgements on such new media, but it is great fun to see the two sides of the generation/skills gap getting so worked-up.

1 comment:

Dwi putra Budi said...

i think thats a good article, and it is very interesting, so do not get bored to read it. walauun there are some words that a bit difficult to understand by my self