Will Richardson blogged a Business Week article called MySpace Generation. Will extracts some interesting thoughts from it:
In other words, kids are connecting to one another online. And when kids connect, no matter where they do it, they learn, just like we all do. And I’m going to guess that the things they are learning in these networks are more relevant to their lives than what they are learning in school. Not more important, but more relevant.
I find it infinitely interesting when I meet an Internet savvy 12 year old, finding out what blogging software they use (mostly MySpaces), but not aware of tagging RSS and other things..
Will flows through the article taking a concerned look at marketing in these spaces, finishing with this great line:
Oy. Coke cares about me. What about my teachers?
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