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Inequality – not age – limits technology experience

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

March 13, 2020

Inequality – not age – limits technology experience

Raise your hand if you think that digital natives (or people under the age of 25) are the savviest tech users. If your hand is up – you may want to rethink this stereotype.

Research has shown that in terms of data literacy, “… young people deeply engaged with social and entertainment media, and with their smart phone to hand all the time” are not immune to the effects of economic, social and cultural inequality. Critical thinking about the systems, data and content we encounter are heavily influenced by demographic and socioeconomic factors, which in turn affect how users interact with digital technologies. 



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