The Young and the Digital: website for book of the same name. I like the author’s (Craig Watkins’) video for his about page:
As I think about how to expand/revamp by blog site this summer, I’m considering adding some sort of podcast to explain the project. Not sure if I would like something as polished as what Watkins offers….
I’m particularly interested in checking out Watkins’ critical interrogation of the “digital divide” and his discussion about youth of color and their use of mobile devices. Great stuff. I especially like this statement:
Some of my work is also trying to explore the creation of applications, platforms, and online experiences that empower young people to use their devices to enhance their heath, self-image, and social networks. In other words, to see their mobile not only as a source of entertainment but also as a tool for personal growth, life-style enrichment, and social engagement.
He also has a category on the site for digital divides.
I found Watkins’ book and site via DMLcentral. Other links/sources to check out:
dannah boyd’s apophenia
Howard Rheingold’s Smart Mobs (put into conversation with Flash Mobs)
monika hardy and Disrupting and redefining school and learning