They did a great job and some interesting points came out of the too-and-fro. As ‘chair’ I made some notes that may or may not define a digital native based on the panelists views and the audience questions.
A digital native:
- Buys in to the implied funding model. You pay to use this service with your information. Right or wrong.
- Understands and is part of the social graph
- Over-shares but doesn’t over promote (themselves)
- Will over-share your content – whether you want them to or not!
- Will give stuff away for free as long as you come and get it
- Doesn’t read terms and conditions but then who does!
- Won’t sign up for a BBC ID (as it doesn’t play well with Facebook)
- Thinks about community, not readers
- Makes connections
- Is ‘almost’ as popular as the local newspaper
- Like fragments rather than the whole
- Aggregates and curates(rather than edits)
- Knows where to get good fish and chips
- Is young but embraces technology again when they get over 40.
- May grow-up in to an uber geek.
- Attracts funding for new ideas
- Tries to connect those around them
- Isn’t always that interested in quality – whatever that is.
- Is less bothered about how you use their data than you are. Or, at least, doesn’t think about it.
- They have no fear. They don’t worry about what the do being public
What do you think?