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Media Literacy and Information Behavior in Cyberspace
2017 , 8 , 2 مقاله فارسی
Health Information/Library
Seyed Ali Akbar Famil Rouhany 1, Fatema Mousavi 2,
  • Received 3/4/2017
  • Receipt 4/20/2017
  • Published 9/21/2017
The aim of this study was to investigate media literacy and information behavior in cyberspace. This was a review and library research based study. With the advent of the digital age and the increasing spread of the World Wide Web, popularity and general acceptance of virtual social networks in the world today, the need to examine media literacy and information behavior in human life is important. Approach to media literacy which is the subset of information literacy in cyberspace has become necessary and obvious. As an individual, higher level of literacy can lead to choosing better content and search for information to find useful content. By assessing the theoretical basis and different approaches in a virtual environment, it can be concluded that having literacy skills and information behavior, the period of time spent in cyberspace and the number of readers have increased, leading to the ability to criticize and interpret the social, political and economic information and identify useful information. Consequently, by acquiring new technologies and increasing the adaptability in viewpoints and improving skills within researchers, the context for developing new ideas will be provided.
CyberspaceInformation BehaviorMedia Literacy
Print ISSN: 2008-9058 | Electronic ISSN : 2423-6640