My good friend Roger has been talking about digital natives (his younger kids) for some time.
Digital natives and digital immigrants are terms coined by the American futurist Marc Prensky to distinguish between those who have grown up with technology and those who have adapted to it
I purchased a copy of The Times (incidentally a very good read) on holiday and read the following article How the Google generation thinks differently which outlined some differences between the two opposing groups (one which is Internet induced and has attention deficit side-effects)
NATIVES v IMMIGRANTS
Roger always thinks of himself as an immigrant but I'm not so sure. His evidence is that his children assume new forms of communication are the norm (e.g. messenger) but Roger himself is the biggest user I know of Twitter (see Twitter intro video from his site) which is another emergent micro communications format.
Whilst trying to find the times article online I came across another couple of articles: