Hi! Firstly, what i understand is that “Digital Visitors” are individuals who use the Web/Social sites for a certain task to attain their goal. They will not be on the Web for a long period of time continuously and do not use the Web often. Many Visitors i know have an issue with the Web because of identity problems as they fear that the Web will bring problems on about their privacy and identity theft. They feel that the Web does not give to them any benefits and some even feel that it is a waste of time. Therefore, Visitors find little value in belonging online.
Whereas, “Digital Residents” are individuals who deem the Web as of utmost importance to them and a platform where they can share information about their daily life or experience with their family or friends. Residents see going online as going back to a community to spend their time virtually. Online, Residents can express opinion and even forge or extend a relationship. Therefore, Residents find great value in belonging online and sharing their life with the online community.
Personally, I am definitely a Resident as i go online very often, almost as often as every 5 mins and find it absolutely difficult to live without my electronic gadgets. I use multiple social sites such as snapchat, instagram and twitter etc. However, i find it a point to not get too addicted and spend my time on meaningful activities instead. You can look at the bottom part of my website to have a look at my social sites! 🙂