I find this topic to be a real interesting one. Biophilia according to Sue Thomas, is the innate attraction to life and lifelike processes. So adding tech makes it a processes through cyberspace. According to Thomas it is as they appear in technology. I think using this method is very smart, as in it can make people feel at ease. If i visited a page, and the background was flowers, I am more likely to stick around and look. This process can be a great idea for our project. Using real life things can help us to make people at ease about our topics, causing them to actually want to read. In class, we viewed websites of unaccredited sources. These websites made us feel unease, and doubtful of the topic at hand. We were not able to trust it.If they would have used a more subtle background it would have been less bothersome. In the readings, they talked about how the doors at a hotel they were staying at had images on the room doors. The author suggest it is to make it more memorable. I agree using images of nature, and other sorts does make it easier to remember. I think that using that for our projects would make our topic/information easier to remember if we included real life images. It is important to use these real-life things or the concept of technobiophilia to help people understand #metaliteracy. It would surely make it easier.
What I’ve come to understand about digital storytelling is that it’s another form of getting your point of view across. It can be used to tell information about important topics such as public figures in history as seen on the links provided to face book. It is a unique idea to use face book or twitter to provide people with knowledge. In the twitter example, they posted a twitter page to someone named Revolution Daily. For what it looks like, it is a twitter page, which tells us one fact a day of an important event in revolutionary history. The person who created this had the mind set, that everyone has some understand of #metaliteracy . In order to have access to any of these accounts you must know first know how to find this information, if it is what you desire to look at. These people created it with the intention of sharing a topic that they find interesting, hence digital storytelling. A lot of people I know use twitter and facebook, and every day they post a little about their lives, events, or anything. They even sometimes post pictures or videos to give people actual visuals. In our class, we are making websites to give people information, visual aids on different topics. My group and I have news and media. We want to share knowledge that we collected and gathered, in our own form of digital storytelling and metaliteracy.
What #metaliteracy means to me is, that it is a way to adequately communicated on social media. It allows you to be part of several online communities. It lets you learn new technology to be part of the modern world. What I hope to get out of this course is to learn new effective ways to get my points across in social media, and be able to use search engines to do so. I want to be able to have“meaningful connections to related literacies, such as visual literacy, digital literacy, news literacy, and transliteracy.” This can help me in school and beyond, in being more versatile, if I ever get a job that I need to get involved in an online community. As well, as do research to better my job skills.