Media Runs the World
How The Interpretation Of Media Impacts Our Life
What do Media and Media Literacy mean?
Media is a form of communication or a means to transport information efficiently. Through the media we are able to connect to people all around the world in a matter of seconds. It allows families to stay linked and united no matter how far they are from each other. Media has also grown to become a major form of entertainment, so much so that many people say it’s a distraction, but because everyone is so glued to their phones and TVs and other forms of media, it allows an easier transfer of info. In addition, the media allows us to gain knowledge of current events and it facilitates the process of accessing important information, therefore it greatly influences us. As we grow more into a technological world, more and more people have to use new types of media as a way to send and get information. For example instead of reading the print newspaper every morning, now some people just turn on their phones, click on an app and get their information through there instead. Therefore, people have to be media literate, which I think basically means that one has to be able to understand how media works and how to get information through these new sources. As the times change, we change and we revolutionize because we find better ways to do things. It is now really important to be media literate because people need to know what is happening around the world, it is basically our only way to learn about the current events, the warnings, and sometimes it also serves as entertainment.
Media connects us to people all around the world!
What does is mean?
Media comes in many different forms from social media to news media and it influences our lives on a daily basis.
We take in everything we see through media sources. Through media we see the news and what goes on around the world but it also influences what we think and therefore how we act. We learn a lot but most of the time we never take the time to question what it all really means.
What does is mean?
Social Media Addiction - Will There Ever Be A Cure?
My attempt at 24 hours without Social Media
Fact Checking - Everything on the internet is true... right?
Fact Checking is Essential
Informed or Distracted
Reflection over 1984 Passage
If Only It had Happened - How could one event greatly change the world?
The Paris Commune
These events occurred in Paris, France
Vive La Commune
The flag shows the statement "Long live the commune". The Paris Commune governed Paris from March of 1871 until May of 1871
Barricades in Paris
On May 21 the regular french troops came in to take down the Communards who in their defense set up barricades in the streets for protection. The troops obviously won.
Vive La Commune
Edward Snowden: Who is he more alike Winston or O'Brien
Winston vs. O'Brien
Winston and obrien are both like Snowden in the way that they both worked for the inner party of the government before they started questioning and going against the party. Snowden worked for the National Security Agency until he leaked information over the NSA Surveillance activities in 2013.
It is interesting to see how in 1984, the issue is over how the Party is constantly watching its citizens and how Snowden was going against something similar.
In addition, in the biography, Snowden stated that he left his girlfriend in Hawaii without telling her that he was about to disclose government information. In this way, I think Winston will do the same thing because when Obrien was asking Winston what he was willing to give up for the Brotherhood (his life, freedom) he brought up Julia & while Julia shouted "No" to the idea of them being apart, Winston was hesitant when answering the same way. I think that in the future Winston will act similarly to Snowden and leave Julia to help the Brotherhood.
In addition, Winston's job is a more similar to Edward Snowden's job in the way that in both of their jobs they had access to a lot of information. Winston works in the ministry of truth and therefore sees how the party manipulates its citizens by changing the history and in Snowden's case, he realized how the government or the NSA specially was taking advantage of its power and invading the privacy of the citizens. Both of their jobs led them to realize that the government was acting in the wrong way.
O'Brien on the other had is more similar to Snowden in the way that he is portage D as mysterious and kind of untrustworthy. Like Snowden, O'Brien seems to be a leader or leading the rebellion.
Subsequently, O'Brien and Winston both have characteristics similar to that of Snowden.
Opinion over O'Brien
Reflection One: Media Lit Course
My ideas toward the meaning of media literacy have not changed completely however I have come to obtain a bigger understanding of what it means. Media literacy is how we interpret what we see on the media and the impact that it has on our lives. And now more than ever, media has a large impact of our lives specially because more people are using technology and therefore we can receive information more efficiently. Through media literacy and the duration of the class I came to understand that the way we receive information is extremely important. Through reading 1984, I realized that with the information that we obtain, we base our beliefs. For that reason, we trust our media providers to give us the truth and the correct information. However, I also came to understand that through media, people are able to express their opinions and consequently impact other groups of people through that. The Media Literacy class was different from my other language arts class in he way that it was a little more interesting because it had to more to do with the present or what is going on in the world today. For example, we were able to study how social media plays a large part into how we receive our information and how it has slowly become a bigger aspect of our lives. It was also different in the way that I feel like there was more group work and more discussion and that allowed me to understand the unique perspectives of my peers and therefore helped me open my eyes to the different ways that I could interpret the material. In order to better this class, I would only fix the amount of time taken on 1984, while I enjoyed going farther in depth in the story, I think that if the book study was sped just a little bit more, students would have stayed more interested and invested in it for the duration of the study.
"Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?"
We have developed an unhealthy relationship with our technology especially with our phones. We have become dependent on them and while we say that this new technology helps us connect with people it actually helps us lose touch of reality because we are too invested in the lives we lead through the technology. In order for this issue to not become permanent, we need to make a change immediately. We need to re-establish the idea that we don't need phones to communicate with others. That we don't need to hide behind a screen to say how we really feel. That we don't need technology to connect with other people, because we can do it face to face. Chick-fil-a is doing a great job of encouraging people to connect by disconnecting at the table. They instilled a program where if the whole table can go the whole time they're eating without their cellphone, they can receive a free ice cream cone.
A big aspect of our attraction to technology is social media. We are addicts but I don't really think there is a cure. Unless we stop using it as much, I think more people are going to get hooked. The more people that become addicted, the more people will lose communication skills. People will only hangout to take pictures or to post stories but not actually live the experience. We will literally just live through our phones.
In order to impede myself from joining the millions of people already cuffed onto social media, I could limit myself to a certain amount of time a day or a week so that way I don't always have to be on my phone. I could also work hard so as to not use my phone when I'm hanging out with other people but instead enjoy the time I'm with them. I would encourage my friends/family to do the same.