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“Digitally literate people can communicate and work more efficiently, especially with those who possess the same knowledge and skills.”
Of the many definitions of Digital literacy the important components include finding, evaluating, using, sharing and creating content on the Internet using a number of information technologies.  To these hard skills that people need to have, we must add some human qualities like awareness and attitude, integrity and ethics.  To these aspects, Wikipedia’s definition adds perhaps the most important aspect: “Digitally literate people can communicate and work more efficiently, especially with those who possess the same knowledge and skills.”

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That is, if you want to keep up with what the younger generation now take for granted, then you need to develop the above skills and have the above attitudes.

To put it in to the opposite perspective, Alvin Toffler said “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn.”

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