Digital Literacy And Expanding My Knowledge On Digital Technology

801 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
After reading Digital Literacy and expanding my knowledge on digital technology I have recognized that, the current generation, generation Y, relies on technology such as social media, cellular devices, and laptops more than past generations which has created a disconnect between generations. This disconnect is a problem because interpersonal connections, values, standards, and customs become less valuable.
This disconnect is evident through the avenue of communication. “The average person in generation Y spends 18 hours a day consuming social media by way of cell phone or a laptop.” (Taylor). Meanwhile “generation X only spends 14.5 hours per day consuming social media by way of cell phone or laptops.” (MarketingCharts staff ). According to Social Times “baby boomers only spend 20 hours per week [emphasis added] consuming social media by way of cell phone or laptops.” This data proves a clear divide.
Interpersonal connections are becoming less valuable. According, to the Pulse of It “A recent PwC study reveals 41 percent of millennials prefer communicating over technology rather than face-to-face meetings or talking on the phone, with many believing technology makes them more effective at work.” However, “78 percent of Gen Xers…say they actually prefer in-person communication with their colleagues [and] eighty-seven percent of all professionals believe that face-to-face meetings are essential for clinching business deals.” (Weiss). What is allowed to be important in…

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