Media Literacy and You
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Gandhi's Salt March
Gandhi’s rebellions, such as his Salt March, were effective against the British because of their non-violent nature and their satyagraha, or mass civil disobedience. They went against British law without violence and even found ways to undermine the British rule from within the country itself. Gandhi’s ability to speak was able to turn all the pent up anger from years under British supervision into non-violent devotion for the independence of India.
People were ready and willing to participate in the salt march because they were sick and tired of the British bullying them into doing whatever they wanted. Salt is a staple of the Indian diet and people need it to survive day by day. The British realized this and started to monopolize all the salt mines, making the Indians only buy salt from them. The Indians, with no other choice, had to buy from the British, despite their absurdly high prices. The British then hiked up the tax on salt which made it almost impossible for the poor to obtain any salt. So when Gandhi, a famed Indian activist at the time, decided to break British law by marching 240 miles to a coastal town in order to make salt, people readily joined his cause.The nature of Gandhi’s non-violent protest were extremely effective against the British and it made the world side with the Indians during the revolution. But what really made people join the cause was all the pent up emotions people had, and Gandhi’s mesmerizing speaking ability. Gandhi was able to use only his words to bring together an entire nation against their oppressors. He turned all the pent up emotions the Indian people had and got them to act upon them, by not doing anything at all. This made everyone who was watching in the world join their side. Watching the Indians get beat and not respond back with any kind of violence struck at the hearts of many people, making them hope that the Indian independence movement succeeded.
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The no Social Media Challenge
I took the challenge and was able to beat it with no problems what so ever. I don’t find social media a big part of my life and it’s something I can probably go without for a while. I’ve never been fond of using things like facebook or twitter to tell people what I’ve been doing in the last 15 minutes or what I just ate. I’ve never saw the appeal in it and still don’t. I’ve also never found myself to be the photogenic type and don’t really take any photos. I may occasionally check things like snapchat and Instagram just to see what people are doing with their days but never really post anything myself, so not using the apps wasn’t too hard. The social media I use the most would be Youtube, which was the hardest to not use. Watching videos of my favorite stars has become a big everyday routine for me. As soon as I get home, I jump into something a bit more comfortable and immediately start watching some videos to relieve the stress from school. I usually even have a playlist that plays in the background so that I can take a nap before I have to go to work. During the challenge though, I couldn’t use Youtube to entertain myself when I got home from school and had to find another way to amuse myself for the rest of the night. I ended up reading a Japanese light novel for the whole night and fell asleep earlier than I usually do. So in short, I ended up sleeping most of the time because I didn’t have anything to amuse myself with at ten at night. I did end up making it the whole time though it wasn’t that hard for me to begin with. Social media doesn’t have that much of an impact on my life and it’s also probably why I don’t have friends but that’s okay. Who needs friends when you’ve got the internet.
What I think Media is is a form of communication. Being media literate means to be able to communicate and understand all forms of media. Media can be anything from newspapers and magazines to television commercials and youtube videos. There isn’t really one form of media so much as everything is media. You can use media to entertain people or inform them of your newest product. You can use media to share news on the latest event or spread misinformation about a certain candidate. Media is all around us and it’s a hard concept to grasp. Being literate in it though is the ability to use it to effectively send a message. It’s the ability to send the same message through both text and visuals. If you can tell someone about what just happened in a certain part of the world through a newspaper then translate it again through a video, than I think you can be considered Media literate. I believe that most people are already media literate. It’s something that’s hard to understand because it doesn’t really have a physical form that one can grasp but it’s something that people usually pick up as they grow. Especially in our society where technology is hardwired into our everyday lives, it’s hard to not pick up on media literacy. One of the most common types of media literacy I can think of in schools is writing a script then turning it into a video. Most classes at some point in the year have kids produce a video of some kind for a project. Being able to write a script and turning it into a video that translates a message is a form of media literacy.
What is Media?
There are many forms of media in the world.
How to describe Media.
There is no one way to describe media.
Always surrounded by Media
Our everyday lives revolve around different forms of Media