Tag Archives: Digital Natives

When Worlds Collide #88: Counting Digital Natives: Easier said than done!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 20 October 2013 Chamara Pahalawattage had just turned 18 when we met him in early 2009. By then, he was already into his sixth mobile phone. An … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #75: Watching Sri Lanka’s Children of ‘77

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 21 July 2013 When launching the column 18 months ago, I chose this theme because I am fascinated by worlds colliding all around us, all … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #70: Sailing the Stormy Seas of Social Media

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 9 June 2013 “Don’t we need permission to blog?” asked a bright and eager grassroots development worker during one of my new media training sessions … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #14: Freezing Moments and Defying Time’s Tyranny

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 6 May 2012 Growing up in a very different Sri Lanka during the 1970s, I was image starved. We had no television, no Internet, and going … Continue reading

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