The Downfall of our Society?
What is Media Literacy?
Social Media Networks
These are the main sites used by many people to connect with the outside world
Forms of Media
Social media can be distributed in all these different types of forms
Media in one Picture
These are the common words we use to familiarize ourselves with social media
T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad, “No Contract,” featuring Tim Tebow, attempted to introduce the concept of their new no-contract phone plan to millions of people. This commercial used the famous football player Tim Tebow, who ironically and conveniently is currently a free agent in the player transfer market, and film him doing a number of exciting activities all of which can only be achieved under the freedom of having “no contract.” This commercial was one of the more clever ones and takes Tebow’s current situation and seamlessly merges it with their theme as a phone company in order to illustrate and bring attention to the benefits of a no-contract phone plan. The overall tone of this commercial is fun and joking as it has Tim Tebow poke fun at himself all the while promoting the product to the target audience, which most likely includes phone users on a contract plan and who have just enough knowledge of sports (football in specific) to laugh at the inside joke provided by Tebow himself.
Any authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
Harmful, depraved, or morbid conditions, as of the mind or society.
The state of being filled with more people or things than is desirable.
Dystopia: The Walking Dead
Media Literacy has been the main topic we have been learning about throughout this entire semester in class. I have learned the good and the bad, the benefits and the disadvantages from media literacy. Media will help individuals connect with so many different people from around the world and will keep them up to date with the biggest and most recent news stories, but at the same time might also give away too many information about an individual and their private life just wouldn’t be private anymore. Our perception of media has dramatically changed over the years, having different forms through which we communicate. First people needed to wait days, sometimes even weeks, to send one message through the post to a beloved family member or friend. Now the message can be delivered within a matter of seconds literally with just a push of a button. The major works studied in class were linked to how people interacted in the world and dystopias, a subject that was the main topic in most of the works of literature we read. We saw how people reacted to one another and what they needed to do to survive in these dystopias. This class taught me a lot about media literacy. The only thing I would’ve liked to do is look into more recent and modern dystopias. But all in all it is a class that taught me well and I can’t really complain about.
This video has really made me think about how tiny we really are compared to the whole universe. The universe is so big that it makes me think that there is a possibility that there has to be life on other planets and definitely on other galaxies. This video has encouraged me to leave a mark on this tiny planet we call “Earth”. My dream as a little kid has always been to become a professional soccer player and leave a smile on everyone’s faces whenever I step on that field and they watch me play. I have always wanted to inspire other kids to love the game and want to do their very best to become the very best version of them. I know this dream isn’t too likely to happen but if it doesn’t then I would like to have a career where I can help out other people in any way possible. I’m about to leave high school and it has been an experience I will always remember. I am planning to move on to a better planet and meet plenty of more new people. I want to go out and make a difference in this planet earth we all call “home”.