Reflecting on Topic 1: Digital “Residents” and “Visitors….”
Upon reflection on Topic 1, the concept of Digital “Residents” and “Visitors” has opened my eyes to see how “netizens” are classified based on their personality, traits and behavioral pattern.
This could be attributed to the fact that I grew up when the computer and the internet were already in existence and was part and parcel of my life. I saw the net and the computer as convenient and powerful tools to navigate through life. Similarly, I also thought my parents grew up with the same computer and internet and share my experiences. It was only after watching the video by David White on YouTube that it dawned upon me, that seniors like my parents, are not as IT savvy, and expected the younger generation to teach them how to use the web. This shows that the computer and the web were deemed to be new to the older generation.
Based on my classmates blog posts, it has brought me greater insights into the model of Digital “Residents” and “Visitors”
Adelene’s post (https://adeleneteosite.wordpress.com/) dwell at length into who is a resident and who is a visitor
Shafiq’s post (https://theshafiqmazlanblog.wordpress.com) elaborated on the behaviour patterns of the young and older generation. This allowed me to see the possible age groups that fell under the “Resident” category as well as those in the “Visitor” category.
In conclusion, I believe that the concept of Digital “Residents” and “Visitors,” is a simple to understand, yet powerful model and if applied correctly, it can be an effective marketing tool. It can bring about new ways of engaging users online. It can also support and engage the people we work with, thereby creating a differential advantage for the company.
Mazlan, S. (2016). The Digital Age: Residents Vs Visitors. [Blog] The Shafiq Mazlan Blog. Available at: https://theshafiqmazlanblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/the-digital-age-residents-vs-visitors/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2016].
Teo, A. (2016). To be a ‘Resident’ or ‘Visitor’, that is the question. [Blog] DANK IT ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ. Available at: https://adeleneteosite.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/to-be-a-resident-or-visitor-that-is-the-question/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2016].
YouTube. (2016). Digital Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment?. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBoLWynsl8 [Accessed 3 Nov. 2016].
Digital – Learning – Culture. (2016). Visitors & Residents. [online] Available at: http://daveowhite.com/vandr/ [Accessed 3 Nov. 2016].