Here’s a new article that might be of interest to some of you.
Hiten Samtani discusses a bunch of digital literacy issues that come from SnapChat, a popular photo sharing app especially amongst younger people.
I would like to thank Hiten for sharing some of my thoughts throughout the article.
The issue for me is about AWARENESS of what SnapChat and similar apps (all apps for that matter) offer or don’t offer the user, the pluses and minuses. Then, users (and if needed, parents, guardians, teachers, etc.) need to make the final decision to use or to not use.
Having the knowledge needed to share this type of information is both important and useful. I believe it’s an important role for the 21st Century info professional.
Direct to Article: The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All