In my previous knowledge I have yet to understand what digital literacy is. Although it is easy for me to break it apart with the breakdown of the two words that comprise the statement. Digital means electronic. Literacy is the understanding or proper use of. Therefore, in my literary analysis, I have concluded that digital literacy is simply the use of and understanding of proper uses for technology.
In my research I have discovered that I am not far off. In fact, I have found that although it goes deeper than that explanation, when googled the definition mentions the ability to find, utilize, share, and create content on the Internet or technology. This in some way blew my mind. This implies that I am in fact, using digital literacy (or expanding on my literacy) at this moment! Although this is the first time I have created a blog for a class, I am not new to the blogging world. I actually have a personal blog that I have spent a large quantity of my time on. However, I still have plenty to learn in the area of blogging. This brings me to my next point. I believe social networking outlets to be a part of digital literacy. In which case I find that I am relatively proficient in the forms of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I would like to better learn to utilize these components for business purposes rather than just recreational.
I believe it is important to remember that we are always learning. Because of this, we are constantly learning new ways to improve. I look to improve in my understanding of what digital literacy is, and how to better utilize all platforms available to me. The following link is a website I found in which to be useful in beginning to understand digital literacy. http://digitalliteracy.us/