Literacy, Literacy and more Literacy
Growing our online network is an extremely important method in increasing our possibilities and abilities. The smaller it is, so will your opportunities to learn, socialise, professionalise etc. Part of growing our networks is done by understanding and learning the following literacy’s something many argue should be considered a right.
The Good Followed by The Bad
Although all three of these forms of literacy provide us with a massive amounts of possibilities, they are obstructed by the three negative I mention in the graphic above.
Firstly; Echo Chambers.
What are Echo Chambers?
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I have to admit, although I had never recognised it, I can attribute it to affecting a lot of significant events in my networking. For example, recently Brexit massively affected the United Kingdom, when using data literacy it would be very easy to see a large amount of my network would have been ‘remain’ whereas those in older generations would be largely ‘leave’ voters.
So an important point would be how do we trust people on the internet?
Secondly; Filter Bubbles
Filter bubbles are machine learning algorithms that selects information based on our previous searches. For example, how Facebook ‘decides which news Facebook users may be more inclined to read’.
For more explanations on how Filter Bubbles are affecting our Media literacy, see these two videos:
Thirdly; Fake News
Made Popular by President Donald Trump, fake news is a factually incorrect report.
Fake news can be done through a varieties of methods;
Headlines called clickbait are deliberately exaggerated,
Bots that create fake news stories in order to swing political events.
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