Lost Person Found On His Cell Phone

Is Social Media the cause of present Idiots?

What is Social Media?

What is media literacy? In my opinion I believe media literacy is the interaction of people in an online environment. It is a place where opinions, beliefs and personality’s mix and are shared. As a result, it creates some kind of aroma where anyone and be anything they want to be. Anyone can share their creativity without a limit cap! The internet just would not be the same without the likes of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and exc. They redefined what social media could be, and what it is. For example, just recently the Israeli Defense Force in particular has used its Twitter account to report attacks, highlight its successes, aim for the moral high ground and threaten the enemy. When I first heard that it was extremely shocking! I would have never thought in a million years for something of this magnitude could take place. However, social media is not just about big events like this, but it is also about everyday simplicities. Posting and sharing big events, daily motivational quotes, and “selfies” also make up a large part of social media. Furthermore, being able to see and reconnect with friends and family, no matter where on earth you may be, in a matter of seconds is amazing. In conclusion, in order to be media literate I think that you need to be knowledgeable of how media works, and to know what is currently trending. More importantly, whatever you do or post will be visible for as long as the internet exists.


Tim Tebow T-Mobile Commercial (Super Bowl 2014 Commercial)

Tim Tebow shows you what you can do with #nocontract

T-Mobile in the Super Bowl commercial, Tim Tebow shows you what you can do with #nocontract, illustrates what Tim Tebow, former NFL player, has done this year not being signed to a team. T-mobile supports their illustration by showing three different humorous skits that were exaggerated to some extent to make their point. Their purpose is use someone influential who is directly related to #nocontract in order to inform, persuade, and entertain about T-Mobile’s new no contact policy. The author writes in a humorous tone for men and women who feel restricted with contracts.

Muse - Resistance

Love is more than just Rebellion

The name of this song is Resistance, and it is sung by the rock band Muse. The melody of this song resembles the themes in 1984 so incredibly spot on. Its starts off smooth, relaxed, and in a saddened state. This makes me think of the scenery where Winston lives, and how everything is bombed out and not working. However, the song quickly changes to a more upbeat pace. This plays alongside the book, in which Winston's life becomes more action-packed as he falls in love with Julia, and becomes acquainted with O'brian. The lyrics in the song "love is our resistance" connect with the quote “If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love” in the novel 1984. Resistance is what Winston and Julia still had to give to each when everything went south and was taken away. It was what they had to show they were still human beings.


"Resistance"

Is our secret safe tonight
And are we out of sight
Or will our world come tumbling down?
Will they find our hiding place
Is this our last embrace
Or will the walls start caving in?

(It could be wrong, could be wrong) But it should have been right
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) To let our hearts ignite
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) Are we digging a hole?
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) This is out of control

(It could be wrong, could be wrong) It could never last
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) Must erase it fast
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) But it could have been right
(It could be wrong, could be...)

Love is our resistance
They'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

If we live a life in fear
I'll wait a thousand years
Just to see you smile again

Kill your prayers for love and peace
You'll wake the thought police
We can't hide the truth inside

(It could be wrong, could be wrong) But it should have been right
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) To let our hearts ignite
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) Are we digging a hole?

(It could be wrong, could be wrong) This is out of control
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) It could never last
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) Must erase it fast
(It could be wrong, could be wrong) But it could have been right
(It could be wrong, could be...)

Love is our resistance
They'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

The night has reached its end
We can't pretend
We must run
We must run
It's time to run
Take us away from here
Protect us from further harm
Resistance

My Reflection of the Semester

Looking back to what I had wrote a few months ago, I can see my views on media literacy have definitely deepened. It’s still the interaction of people in an online environment, but it goes deeper than that. This "interaction" involves the basic needs a human being has, and that is to be loved, talked to, feel a connection, make friends, and share ideas. During this semester I learned that social media is the next big thing that the future history books will be about. Never before have people been able to connect with someone halfway across the world in just a matter of seconds. In the same manner, this connection is not just by speaking but it can also be by live video feed. Anyone can share ideas or start a business and set-up an international catalog in a matter of minutes. Time has become almost irrelevant, since sharing and messaging has become instant. This is an amazing thing, but it prompts us to ask what it brings in the near future. Was Albert Einstein right when he said “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” I believe we are on that road and living through it. I have learned that, although all this technology is truly wonderful, not to be a slave to the technology we mastered, and not to let it surpass my human interaction.

This class wasn't like any of my other language arts classes I have taken before. This class taught about the life we are currently living in, and how it will affect us in the future. It truly taught us to embrace what our near future will be like. It put a twist on some of the old English literature we learned about, and made it interesting compared to past experiences in language arts. If there was one thing I would change about this class in the future it would be to talk more about the consequences of what can become of social media. For example, I would use Albert Einstein’s quote as a template for a lesson plan, and do some sort of assignment or project on it.