Do “Digital Natives” Exist? by Idea Channel
we have a young industry that began, like so many others, as a male-driven industry on both the producer and consumer side now experiencing growth pains. The media is even younger than the industry itself and it’s experiencing growth pains, too. These growth pains have resulted in some raw, open wounds that fester whenever controversy erupts, and risk being infected further by politicized forces that care less about video games and more about political agendas.
So when people stand up to online harassment—which can include legal action—there’s sometimes a reaction—even from people who would never “troll” themselves—of, “Well, trolls are going to troll. Get off the internet if you can’t handle it.” Here’s the problem with being that dismissive of online harassment—there are no trolls on the internet. With the exception of spam bots and pets with Twitter accounts, the internet is entirely populated by human beings
It’s not just because internet-connected laptops are so distracting. It’s because even if students aren’t distracted, the act of taking notes on a computer actually seems to interfere with their ability to remember information. Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer, the psychologists who conducted the new research, believe it’s because students on laptops usually just mindlessly type everything a professor says. Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what’s important — because they generally can’t write fast enough to get everything down — which ultimately helps them learn.
In 2012, I realized I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins.
finding the right balance—where we want to spend the right amount of time investing in ourselves, investing in our energy, investing in our processes, and then use that to have the full force available to us to be able to give our best to the work.
At this point I’m starting to feel like if I tried to control where I’m going less, and focused on my day-to-day inspirations, things may fall into place with more simplicity.