Digital Literacy

Here’s a link to an article by Clive Thompson about literacy – it seems a professor from Stanford has done a study over 6 years where she analysed student writing – from formal essays to emails, blog posts and chats.

The amazing thing she discovered is that today’s youth write more than in my day (think about it – those blog posts, tweets, emails etc you write today – we didn’t write like that when I was a kid – the only writing I did as a kid was an occasional letter (usually thank you one) or school work) and that they are adept at writing for an audience – because they know who their audience is.

Clive’s article is here.

Thanks to @zemote for the heads up on this one.