Rather than learn by rote the ins-and-outs of a “new thing”, the Generation-Y’s remember the tags and “where to access” the information – knowing that if they ever need the information in the future, they’ll use the “tags” to grab the info.
Also, Generation-Y are experienced with the media-savvy breadth of info, and know how to “filter” out the noise.
Last week, Uncle Mike asked about my “take” on tags.
Now I get it – “tags” are a memory access method, a digital mnemonic.
Rote learning just doesn’t work in a stream-of-media world.