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Monday, February 04, 2008

'Google Generation’ is a Myth, Claims New Research

A new report commissioned by the Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC) and the British Library
"counters the common assumption that the ‘Google
Generation’ – young people born or brought up in the
Internet age – is the most adept at using the web."

The report, Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the
Future, (issued by the CIBER research team at University
College London) claims that, "although young people
demonstrate an ease and familiarity with computers,
they rely on the most basic search tools and do not
possess the critical and analytical skills to assess the
information that they find on the web."

Hat tip to Joe Hodnicki at Law X.O.