Have you ever considered the similarities between information experiences and experiencing different tastes? What does come to your mind when you think of “sweet information”? How about “bitter information”? How does it manifest in the ways we interact with information on various platforms? Can you recall an instance where you encountered information that you initially found “sweet” but later had a “bitter” impact? Conversely, have you ever encountered information that seemed bitter initially but revealed valuable insights after further reflection? How might the taste metaphor enrich our understanding of information experiences? What implications might this metaphor have for information literacy and critical thinking skills? Ultimately, the value and quality of information is not based on its sweetness or bitterness. It should be judged based on information literacy criteria such as accuracy, relevance and credibility. This analogy can act as a new compass in the vast realm of information to find new directions in our learning journey and enhance our perspective in various domains of life, ranging from study and work to leisure and entertainment.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationInformation Matters
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2024


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