” Technology is changing faster each year. Digital literacy can vary between ages but there are lots of ways different generations can work together and empower each as digital citizens.”— Empowering Generations of Digital Natives (WordPress.org)
Last week was Digital Citizenship Week and I had absolutely no idea that this was even a thing. (Oops.)
There were a few good posts published last week from Yvette Sonneveld, the marketing team rep for Make WordPress. They cover an intersection of WordPress and digital citizenship and are worth skimming, at the very least:
- Responsible participation in online communities
- Becoming better digital citizens through Open Source
- Empowering generations of digital natives
These community events — meetups, WordCamps, unconferences (sup PodCamp Toronto?) — are all facets of digital citizenship. They take the online offline, offering in-person experiences to complement what we do on the web.