digital literacy
Process Post

Process Post #6

A big topic this week was digital literacy. Digital literacy is the ability to critically analyze stories presented in the media and determine their credibility. Gottfried and Liedke, claim that “In a recent Pew Research Center survey, half of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States say they have some or a lot of trust in the information they get from social media sites” (2022). As a blogger, this means carefully evaluating the sources I use in my content. I also need to be aware of the potential for inaccuracies or biases in the information I encounter or share. It is a tricky situation since I’m not posting news, I’m sharing my opinions. However, being aware of digital literacy will allow me to add to a more informed and reliable digital environment. Incorporating media literacy into my blogging practices not only enhances the quality and credibility of my content but also contributes to the broader goal of creating a digital environment where critical thinking is valued. It aligns with the responsibility of content creators to contribute positively to the media landscape and empower their audience with the skills to navigate it effectively.

I designed my site on day 1, and ever since then, I’ve been solely focusing on providing helpful and relatable posts for my audience. Emphasizing digital literacy will allow me to think twice before I post something. I’ve encountered myself writing a lot of things that I have to end up deleting… which is honestly a good thing. I’ve also found myself writing posts without reading it over again, similarly to sharing something without thinking twice if it’s true or not.

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