Sue Thomas defines technobiophilia is the innate attraction to life or lifelike processes as they appear in technology. I think this is a common trait that everybody has. Technology has allowed as to get an idea of an experience without actually experiencing it. In a way it allows a lot of different people to have their input in an experience. But it also allows people to build on their experiences. For example, as we discussed in class people can use others creation to create new experiences. In her lecture Sue Thomas discussed how people helped her translate a slide in Chinese; this is another example of someone using their experiences to create a new experience for someone in this case Sue Thomas. I agree that technobiophilia does help people manage their interactions online but I am skeptical that it alleviates mental fatigue.

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The mooc talk was very interesting to listen to. I was very intrigued by his question that what isn’t a story. It really got me thinking and every example I could think of was an informational example such as recipes or a map. Everything that happens is technically a story. It has characters, a setting, and a motive. I was also very surprised to hear the demand for teaching information literacy in universities across the country. Both the speakers get you thinking critically about digital storytelling which is essentially everywhere.

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Digital storytelling is a rapidly expanding field. As technology grows almost everyone can tell a story. It can be a great tool to explain points to the general public. Because people are always looking to get information as quick as possible use of digital story telling can be helpful. An example of this is from the readings about snow fall. It uses video is certain areas to better show the messages. But the problem with this is that everyone can tell the wrong story. As I discovered in class, digital storytelling or information gathering can is one of the easiest way to get incorrect information. I am one of the people that think digital storytelling is a great tool. But I realize that although the point get through faster, the room for error is too high.

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The democratization of social media allows for more participation in news that ever. I strongly agree with this statement because the traditional form of journalism is steadily fading. One of the cons of this is that people can hide the information they might know to make people agree with their point of view. The tragedy of the commons reading is an excellent example of this. They can pick and choose which information they use so they way they present the message will have an effect on how the information is perceived. The other con of this is that it is not as refined as the traditional form of journalism. In the media/news literacy reading it shows a lot of different options about the topic. However, I think it’s too much information. Instead of giving multiple options it would be better to just give one good example. One of the pros of the democratization of social media is that it allows people more opportunities to be involved in news and media. Another pro of the democratization of social media is that it allows people to be more aware of the news in a quicker way.

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The democratization of social media allows for more participation in news that ever. I strongly agree with this statement because the traditional form of journalism is steadily fading. One of the cons of this is that people can hide the information they might know to make people agree with their point of view. The tragedy of the commons reading is an excellent example of this. They can pick and choose which information they use so they way they present the message will have an effect on how the information is perceived. The other con of this is that it is not as refined as the traditional form of journalism. In the media/news literacy reading it shows a lot of different options about the topic. However, I think it’s too much information. Instead of giving multiple options it would be better to just give one good example. One of the pros of the democratization of social media is that it allows people more opportunities to be involved in news and media. Another pro of the democratization of social media is that it allows people to be more aware of the news in a quicker way.

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Metaliteracy is an odd term to me. At the current moment I don’t know enough about it to be able to tell what it means to me. But from what I heard in the first day of class, it sounds somewhat interesting. As the course progresses I want to hopefully understand the topic better. I do like the idea of metaliteracy, which allows you to create and share information with the rising availability of technology. I like the idea that the rise of technology will not get rid of critical thinking thanks to metaliteracy. Understanding metaliteracy will help me throughout my college career. It will give me the luxury to engage in critical thinking in my free time.

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