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Digital native

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A digital native is a person who has grown up in the Information Age. For a digital native, using digital technolgies such as computers, Mobile phones or the internet is normal. The other term is called digital immigrant.

The term "digital native" was coined by Marc Prensky, an American writer, speaker and technologist who wrote several articles referencing this subject.[1] This term specifically applied to the generation that grew up in the "digital age," predominantly regarding individuals born after the year 1980,[1][2] namely Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation Alpha. Individuals from these demographic cohorts can consume digital information quickly and comfortably through electronic devices and platforms such as computers, mobile phones, and social media.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Selwyn, Neil (5 July 2009). "The digital native – myth and reality". ASLIB Proceedings. 61 (4): 364–379. doi:10.1108/00012530910973776. ProQuest 217758813.
  2. Tufts, Debra Roben (2010). Digital adults: Beyond the myth of the digital native generation gap (Thesis). ProQuest 825550299.