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The various forms of media are creating a big epidemic in this time and era. Media has produced a way for people all around the world from different countries, states, and backgrounds to come together and communicate in unique ways. This particular form of media I’m referring to is social media which possesses program such as twitter, facebook, myspace, Instagram, tumblr, etc.. These sites have billions of people from all around the world that use them. On these sites over the years people have composed and created there own language. This language is full of acronyms, a group of letters put together that will spell out a phrase or group of words. This language if not studied by a certain group of people is said to be targeted to a certain demographic. For some people who haven’t been on these sites or any type of internet lately will be illiterate to this widely spread profound language. I believe that these sites have created a great way for people to communicate and meet new people they probably never would’ve met. But is also making people lazy with the new language that is coming about and making kids illiterate to the actual language that they need to speak. I would say to be media literate you would have to be able to get on any of these sites and have a regular conversation with a teenager or adult who uses this language. And it’s really only being able to have a meaningful conversation in a certain group full of words. That’s what I believe being media literate is.
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Media Literacy Journey
In this class I have learned by far more than just Language Arts from Coach Zopf. Through our rigorous reading materials and riveting class discussions, our class never once had a boring or dull moment. I have learned everything from how to write a précis to learning about different demographics and viewpoints around the world. Coach Zopf has taught a number of things to us this semester. One of the most important were texting or using your phone at all during class time. This was something he did not play about at all. We’ve also learned some new urban slang from different cultures in our class. Being able to use “freak” in a sentence in a positive and encouraging way, and knowing to not go certain places when “your face card is not A1”, or you might end up getting shot at. 1984, one of the books we read together as a class showed us the ironic truth about the present and what George Orwell predicted to happen in the future in his time. We learned about social media, Facebook, Twitter, satires, and a gang of other things. The difference between this Language Arts class and the ones before is that I feel I will actually remember everything I learned and carry it for a long period of time. Even though I experienced success in my previous years in the subject I learned about topics I would not know a month after I took the test. I’ve also never been anywhere close to remotely interested in the topics we discussed in this class in contrast to the others. Taking Media Literacy was one of the best decisions in my life. It encouraged hard work and dedication with the ocassional fun here and there. I feel that’s exactly what every class needs, because so many of the classes are so boring they cannot motivate anyone.