In what ways do digital texts and social media affect your life?
Digital texts are pieces of writing that exist in digital form, such as emails, blog posts, and tweets. Social media are websites and applications that allow users to create, share, or exchange content. Digital texts and social media are often used to communicate with friends, family, or the public.
Digital Texts and Social Media
Create a catchy Tweet post pretending to be your celebrity (from your research)
Most social media sites use algorithms to determine the type of content you see in your newsfeed. This is done by tracking your user activity and what you engage with. In 2013, the hashtag #selfie was added to the Oxford English Dictionary, making it an official word.
Did you know?
What are some 'new' words that have been created because of the internet/digital texts?
Work together in pairs: What advantages and disadvantages do you see to communicating and sharing information through digital texts and social media?
Brain break: Draw a person taking a selfie
Work together in pairs: What strategies do you use to determine whether information you find on the internet is accurate and reliable?
What does the acronym 'LOL' stand for in digital texts and social media?
- Lots of Love
- Lack of Language
- Laugh Out Loud
What are some other acronyms you use the most and what do they stand for?
Which social media platform is known for its 140-character limit per post?
'Hashtag' is commonly used in which platform to categorise posts?
What does the term 'viral' mean in the context of digital texts and social media?
- A type of computer virus
- An online game or challenge
- Content that spreads rapidly across the internet
Draw an image that an alien would post on social media