Language Arts Journals
smores 1 Media Literate Paragraph
There are many different definitions of being a media literate. It can be focusing on social media, the change of media over time, or famous people who had impact of society. For me I think it is a combination of all three. I believe media literacy focuses on how social media has impacted our everyday lives, how much it has changed over time, and how famous/important people have made their stamp on society.
Media literacy shows us how much social media has really affected our lives for better and for worse. Things like snap chat or instagram have both positive and negative influences on our lives and that is what media literacy are for, to show us the bad and good things about social media.
Media has changed drastically over the years and its only getting better and better over such a small amount of time. Just 20 years earlier we were just getting Internet and Wi-Fi. Media Literacy shows us how social standards have changed over time and how society is changing also.
Lastly, Media Literacy also emphasizes how famous/important people over time have left their mark on society. So many celebrities and politicians have shown a certain interest in society and media literacy shows us how these interests have shown in our society today.
Over all being a media literate is knowing about how social media has affected our society, how it has changed over time, and how famous people have impacted our everyday decisions. Social media is everywhere and thousands of people are constantly keeping up with the latest trends, slang, and fads, so these things have huge affects on our society.
Instagram is one of the most popular social medias right now. This app has affected the lives of many people and is still continuing to. Just 5 years ago, Instagram was not even one anyones minds, but now it is all they do, breathe, and think about.
These words are all describing Media Literacy, which deals with social media and how it has affected our lives.
Not only is media just social, but also informative. Even though wikipedia is not the most reliable source many people use this website for research or to learn new facts. Websites like these have made life so much more convenient.
Smores 2 Social Media Challenge
Social Media plays a big role in everyone’s life. It has become so important to us that we constantly look at our phones, computers, or any social media device to keep us updated on the latest news, events, friends, families, and much more. I personally constantly look at my phone on social media because it is very interesting and lets me talk to other friends or look at Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. Social media has grown significantly over the years with many social media website or application that take most of our time away because we have grown into it. We are so very used to it that we almost take it for granted in our everyday life. The down side of social media on someone’s personal life is it keeps them occupied so much that it prevents us from doing anything active, not physically talking to other friends or families, and takes away our precious time. If social media was taken away from us, it will greatly impact everyone. Not only does it have positive or negative impacts, technology leans towards social media more, making ways to keep everyone up to date with the latest details, different ways to contact people you know, and make it suitable for everyone. For me, I was not able to succeed the social media challenge because social media impacts my life and it is very interesting to me to see what is going on in the world. I am constantly on applications like Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat because it’s fun and lets me see what others are doing during their time. Social media will continue to get bigger and better as the years progress and it’s only the beginning to a great start.
Smores 3 Gender in Advertising
Advertising is what companies want to grab our attention and buy their product, but it can very deceiving. I personally thought advertising means nothing and they only do it to sell their product, but it hides many meaning to stereotypes, gender, physical appearance, and also society. We all don’t pay close attention to this because it just may be a thirty or up to a minute long video advertisement or even a simple picture but we don’t know the actual message behind it. Women who are presented in company’s advertisement holds a lot of meaning. They take advantage of women by showing their beauty and physiques but in a very unadulterated way. Advertisement will often display them as sexual exhibitions and they will take advantage of their sexuality and bodies that will sell many men products. For men advertisement, they are often displayed as classy, clean, smart, and fully clothed. Men and women advertising is very different from each other and have their own ways to take advantage of them to help extend the chance of selling their products. Not only has companies take advantage of advertisement, but also media messages is contributed. Some women or men are likely to go through low self-esteem, body image issues, cosmetic surgery, compulsive exercise, and much more. Personally, I didn’t really care about advertisement, but the more I learn and know more about it, I understand and pay more attention to the company’s techniques on how they advertisement their products using men and women as their advantage. I believe it is inhumane and not truly showing us what really is going on and how they are being displayed on and off camera. It is not as simple as it looks, but people should pay more attention to this as advertisement can be deceiving to everyone.
Smore 4 Fact Checking
"Did Donald Trump Supporters Wear KKK Robes to the Nevada Caucus?" Snopes. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2016.
The government was very powerful because they had money, power, and experience that greatly thrived throughout the years. The monarchy was then overthrown by Iranian rebels led by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and replaced the Islamic Republic by Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran had no reason for a revolution but they decided for Islam to help the country. The people were inspired to act this way because the country was accepting more westernized beliefs because of the Shah. The people believed they were controlling them to practice americam beliefs. By then, the government was overthrown by the people that inspired them to practice their own beliefs for the country. The techniques they used to gain support for the movement is spreading the word and increasing the number of supporters. they used non violent acts, boycotts, and strikes to bring down the monarchy government. Also, Ayatollah used to gain followers by audio cassette tapes to get the people inspired and involved in this movement.