Net Generation Articles

Pull: Don Tapscott and the Age of Participation

The Agenda’s Pull series puts the focus on how digital technology is allowing us to share information faster than ever before and what that, in turn, means for individual privacy and control of personal information.

Clay Shirky Interviews Me on The Atlantic

Clay Shirky, a widely published authority on the Internet’s effects on society, and Don Tapscott, an author and adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto took the time to pose tough, timely questions to each other on how social media, intellectual property laws, and generational divides are affecting politics, business, and culture.

A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

Journalists and scholars alike say that digital media support creative expression and peer collaboration; foster technical troubleshooting and computational thinking; and inspire civic engagement, global awareness, and environmental stewardship. As a result, today’s “digital natives” and members of the “Net Generation” are, according to authors like Marc Prensky and Don Tapscott, more innovative, more enterprising, and more fluent with information technologies than the generations before them.

Government 2.0 with the U.S. State Department

Don Tapscott presents Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Government for the Networked Age to the U.S. State Department. Don discusses the Wiki Revolutions, WikiLeaks and transparency, government as a platform, collaborative democracy, networked models of global problem...