Infographic of the Week: Youth and Digital Media

by Kate Brodock on 23 March 2012

Posted in: Infographics

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society recently released a report - Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality - which included this week’s infographic.

The report is well worth reading. Among key findings were:

  • Search shapes the quality of information that youth experience online.
  • Youth use cues and heuristics to evaluate quality, especially visual and interactive elements.
  • Content creation and dissemination foster digital fluencies that can feed back into search and evaluation behaviors.
  • Information skills acquired through personal and social activities can benefit learning in the academic context.