Nowadays the survival skills differ from yesterday. Among today’s needed skills is networking skills. So in the spirit of networking, I decided to use the help of the social media different platforms. I started with Facebook (I put it on hold for the last seven years), and started looking to join groups for women entrepreneurs, or for coaching. I wanted to help other women, and add my two cents, as much as my time allows. Also, I thought I can have a discussion with like minded women about vital business issues. But what I found shocked me. These ladies (or gents) who name themselves “entrepreneurs” know nothing about business , marketing, planning, or niche. In addition, they do not have ideas to transfer to business. They don’t know what to work with. All they ask is: any ideas to make money online? Any ideas to start a business? If you don’t have the idea, if you don’t have a solution for a problem, if you don’t don’t know any gaps to bridge, then why you call yourself : an entrepreneur?
What I found is that people want to make quick money without even getting thier brain to work.
All this could be fine. But the big problem is that they either believe they know and don’t want to invest in themselves and get educated, or they just jump into the arms of any online business courses (expensive though), without even checking the educational or business background, then they claim: education is nonsense.
Is it the money fever? Or is it the social media effects? What do you think?
UN mentioned in its report in 2006 that Information Literacy skills are the new rights for all the citizen to be active and partners in building their democratic countries. IL skills are these skills that are needed to recognize the need for information, choose the right sources and access them, evaluate the founded information and create a new knowledge and share it with the others. off course that includes the skills to store and retrieve information, acquire computer, visual, and technology skills in addition to problems solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
some would say, oh ya, these skills are needed but not every single person should have them or need them. i say: in today’s societies, these skills are needed more than ever. every single person should have at least some degree of these skill to be able to understand what is going on around..
what is happening now in Syria is a great example of how people need to be information illiterate. this is the future of a country, a future of people and a future of a civilization that has been once shining all over the world. this future could be demolish just because of the bad judgements of its people. how is that?
people in syria, in particular, and in the arab world in general are not used yet to access different resources looking for information. well, some of them would go beyond their local TV stations to listen to BBC, or Monte Carlo, but no more than that. today, in the light of the technology explosion and information explosion, people are still unaware of the other possible information resources such as website, twitter, Facebook, and so forth, and all could present different points of view. and here i am talking about the normal average person that could not ride the wave of technology for different reasons such as economic and cultural ones. such an illiterate keeps the people within the circle of the regime’s world of news. the regime still wash the citizen’s brains and dominates such people who believe that they have a great regime that protects them and care of their lives and interests…….continue