A new UK report on the habits of the "Google Generation" is out. You can download the whole thing here...
The main point of the report are:
- They like to cut-and-paste. "There is a lot of anecdotal evidence and plagiarism is a serious issue."
- They prefer visual information over text. "But text is still important... For library interfaces, there is evidence that multimedia can quickly lose its appeal, providing short-term novelty."
- They multitask all the time. "It is likely that being exposed to online media early in life may help to develop good parallel processing skills."