Have you heard about the “dot-com” generation where everything has been computerized? If you are not part of this generation, then its high time you joined because you are surely living in your own world! I was the happiest when I got to know the Tusker Project Fame 2009winner, our dear son and brother Alpha, on Facebook. Let’s take a little more in this computer world….
We’ve all got e-mail, and we’ve all got access to the Internet, and so we probably tend to think we’re completely up to date.
The generation of people coming into the workplace today, have had technology around them all of their lives, so whether it’s social networks or chatting facilities, it’s a second nature to them.
The vast majority of 14- to 18-year-olds feel confident about their level of general IT skills. The students who have left school in the past three years also have strong confidence in their IT skills, but the organizations they work for are not always making the most of this skill set.
Today’s world labels those work places as Yesterdays organizations for the sole reason that they have not crossed to the Dotcom Generation.
The Dotcom generation has helped to form a global village where people can share a lot of information freely. Any new policy that is matter of concern is debated upon freely without any barriers.
Superiority hierarchies are only created through the quality of information that a person provides to others. The dotcom generation has added something new to its services and that is the social networks.
A social network is an Internet website containing profiles of members (individuals) that share personal views and ideas.
Members maintain personal “profiles” that include interests, links to articles, photos, message boards and the like.
It provides its members or visitors the ability to leave messages or comments on the profile web pages that are visible to all and may also include a form of electronic mail for members of the social networking website. Some of the common social networking sites are:
The Facebook generation is a catchy word that describes the people who have crossed to the new world of social networks. For the uninitiated, Facebook is a vast social networking platform that began among college students to link up with their distant friends and is now spreading rapidly through the internet.
Facebook did not become popular because it offers a lot of functions. After all, most students live and study with the majority of their Facebook friends and have no need for social networking.
Instead, we log into the Web site because it’s entertaining to watch constantly evolving stories of the people in our social network.
It’s all comedy: making one another laugh on matters by providing useful updates about our lives, which includes funny profiles. Still, these humor bits often reveal more about our personalities and interests than any honest answers.
This generation as performers on the Facebook stage, we upload pictures of ourselves cooking dinner for our parents or the poses at last night’s dinner to reach out to the friends near and separated by the various continents; we are reckless with our personal information.
For young people, Facebook is yet another form of leisure activity; we can turn our lives into stage dramas. If you thought your own president is out of reach, think twice, he has already crossed to the Facebook generation.
You can ask online the man himself His Excellency PAUL KAGAME that question that you always wanted him to answer.