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StormDriver writes: "According to writer Marc Prensky, most of us come from a generation of digital immigrants. It basically means the modern web developed during our lifetime, it is a place we migrated to, discovering its potential. But people aged 20 and younger are not like that at all. They are digital natives, they’ve spent their whole lives here.

“Hey, let’s do a digital version of our college facebook” is a digital immigrant’s idea, just like “Hey, let’s make something like a classifieds section of a newspaper, only this one will be online”. Or “Hey, let’s make an online auction housel”. “Hey, let’s make a place for online video rentals”.

The thing is, recreating items, ideas and interactions from the physical realm on the Web already ran its course."

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