There is a lot frothing up on how the Google Generation (which is actually a very misleading idea) is full of a bunch of cognitively myopic and depthless individuals just skimming from one digital distraction to another. And somewhere in that there is probably some truth for some people.
Rather than being passive recipients of mass consumer culture, the Net Gen spend time searching, reading, scrutinizing, authenticating, collaborating and organising.
As Faris has neatly put it,
I think increasingly, our brains are less like databases and more like index servers
*This is clumsy. Some digital stuff is obviously sit-back too.