“The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All”
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.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.