SMARTPHONE APPLICATIONS AND TURKISH FOLKTALES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE TECHNOLOGIZING OF THE WORD
The 21st century emerges as a period of digitalization and convenience, with new breakthroughs in advancing technology every day. This era, which is experiencing a new development every day, prepares the ground for cultural corruption by bringing its beneficial sides as well as the danger of globalization and one-way. The era of digitalization and technology, which humanity is in, has narrowed the existence and execution of many folk culture products and caused some of them to become history.
Folktales in which the tradition of telling is endangered are at the beginning of the species that are forgotten over time. Parents who cannot tell folktales for their children but who know the importance of the educational and children's world are handing over this storytelling tradition to smartphone applications, allowing their children to benefit from folktales. Over the last few years, it has become common to play to folktales to children or telling folktales to children through dozens of different applications downloaded from the Google Play store. In this way, the storytelling environment is sustainable through electronic devices.
The transfer of Turkish folktales to children through ever-changing and developing technological possibilities is of great importance in the 21st century. In this study, which is not included in the literature and will be held for the first time in this field, the folktales in the Google Play Store will be examined and whether they benefit from Turkish fairy tales. In addition to that, deficiencies, hazards and mistakes will be discussed through the results obtained. Thus, a number of proposals will be presented for the Turkish fairy tales on how the Turkish fairy tales can be used in smartphone applications.
Turkish Folktales, Smartphone Applications, Tradition, Google Play Store, Cultural Corruption