Dude Just Text Me...
Losing and Gaining Social Interaction
There are over 7 billion people in the world today. Communicating face-to-face has just become ancient with the gap in distance and space. Media has virtually taken over the world in communication. Media is today’s way of mass communication and is taken place through various mediums. Media allows for multiple people across the world to communicate to each other, whether it’s from the coldest tundra of Antarctica or a scorching desert in the Sahara. A simple “Hello”, “Hola”, or “Namaste” is all it takes to allow for two people to interact. These greetings comes in many forms, but the main form today’s world has been accustomed is this pixelated cluster of words, that you are reading this very moment actually, which is used to express our thoughts over complex, but yet so simple, keystrokes. Many people also communicate today with photos, sometimes of themselves, which is also known as a “selfie” for those who are media literate in today’s generation. But what is media literacy? In my own words, media literacy is the ability to comprehend and produce the various forms of communication that is involved with media. Referring to the “selfie”, a person who is media literate would understand this because a prominent way of communicating to another person is through sending one. A person who is aware of this form of communication is also aware of this slang used in communication through photos. In today’s society, many of the younger children are media literate, but the side effects of this are causing children to be illiterate in other things such a science or even something as simple as verbal communication in person.
You may or may not recognize this, but this is the Sidekick. This was the first phone that really popularized texting with phone.
MEDIA to ME
Media and media literacy are associates with many different words. Some words praise media and some words defame it.
Computers are the biggest invention in the creation of media. Every form of technological media started out as someone programming it on a computer.
MEDIA to ME
"Make Love, Not War" Ad Précis
Gwinnett County Public schools announce graduation dates and times.
Omar Sharifali, Reporter
Mon Mar 24, 2014
GWINNETT COUNTY- With thousands of students anticipating, Gwinnett County Public schools finally announces the schedule for graduation. Peachtree Ridge, Berkmar, and North Gwinnett are all set to graduate at 8 am at the Gwinnett Civic Center.
The schedule has every Gwinnett County high school graduating after noon with the exception of 3 schools. Schools such as Brookwood, Mountain View, Central Gwinnett, GSMST, Lanier, Mill Creek, and Parkview are set to graduate on the last day of school. Students from other schools showed resent of the schedule because of some school having a much earlier time than others and some schools also graduate days earlier.
“I have not been able to wake up for school in the mornings for the past semesters. I have probably woken up late about 20 times the whole school year. I couldn’t even imagine having to wake up at the same time to leave for my graduation” said senior at Peachtree Ridge Omar Sharifali.
After reading 1984, I had a sense of distrust in the government. This picture shows president Obama representing the idea of Big Brother because of the surveillance he is allowing under his presidency. By allowing the privacy of US citizens to be intruded via the NSA, Obama could very well be the face of Big Brother for the American people.
This is the image that was created by the media in order to represent the heartbleed bug that was just made public. It thought of this because this bug was an exploit that made information accessible to anyone in the world who was capable of retrieving it. It leads me to think that maybe the government possibly actually exploited this bypass in order to gain all of their information. It's a a smarter and more advanced technique than used in 1984 but a surveillance technique nonetheless.
We are all paranoid.
This picture shows how paranoid and cautious I have become after reading 1984. Sometimes when I am sitting down on my computer I now think that someone might be watching what I am doing via my front facing camera. The book has made me wary of many things that I really never thought about.