De-Generation Net?

    July 10, 2006

I have a piece posted on the American Thinker – I originally entitled it De-Generation Net? but the Editor changed it to Here Comes Gen Net. An excerpt follows below:

Unlike Gen Xers, today’s generation definitely has something to define itself by: the Internet. “Generation Net” or Gen Net lives online. They have clever away messages to describe each portion of the day they are disconnected from the Internet. They blog about travels or relationships. Most importantly, many younger members of Generation Net hardly remember life without the web.

In the piece, I examine “Gen Net” and how it views the virtual world different than the physical one. As such, they’ve developed an “invisible invincible” mindset, thinking they can get away with misbehavior without fear of punishment. Feel free to go check out the rest of it and definitely share your thoughts below.

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Ken Yarmosh is a consultant who helps organizations get the most out of their technology investments. He works with technology users and creators across various industries, focusing on technology education and strategy. With over 7 years IT experience, Ken has worked with small businesses, non-profits, federal agencies, and multi-million dollar companies.

His online efforts include acting as the Editor for the Corante Technology Hub and authoring the TECHNOSIGHT blog.