- Frank West
The Web is in the hands of the 97ers presented by Emma Mulqueeny (@hubmum) at The Web Is 2014. Emma discussed how the 97ers are soon to be entering the working world and what we should be aware of. Here's what I learned from her talk.
97er - Born in or after 1997. They grew up with social media and do peer to peer learning naturally.
You can't teach coding in class and keep up with everything, people need to be encouraged to learn themselves and then bring the knowledge back to class and discuss it.
Stories identify people
The story identifies the person, on social networks we know where someone was based on peer recognition of events. We can identify strangers from people we know from their online stories and connect with people we've met, this builds a community based on stories.
But how will this work for non digital jobs when 97ers start work in 5 years time? If we police social media they we change identities and break potential connections.
It happens earlier
97ers become more aware of big events sooner than previous generations, politics is visible to them from an early age. They get used to rallying communities online, how will this change future events, elections?
Basic human needs have not changed but we are very dependant on the internet, we should teach kids to code from an early age.