Reaction About Catfish

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Social Networking has changed the way people have friendships and it’s meanings by how people do not have to physically interact with each other to consider themselves friends. Nev felt a close connection to Wesselman’s and had the desire to talk to them online just based on his online experiences. The actions of online messaging, sending each other personal songs, and posting on each other profiles, are what built the social networking relationship between Nev and the Wesselman family. Catfish the documentary exposes how connections made online can satisfy the ego with immediate satisfaction, even though Nev got to the point of wanting a physical interaction with the people he has been talking to. This documentary also exposes how online…show more content…
Clearly, these types of relationships are very unfulfilling, unlike real life friendships because the difference between people real life personalities and behaviors versus online behaviors are different. Being a moral person, online and in real life is important because deceiving others in any sense is unmoral. This reflects that, it is important to have real life friendships, because those are the ones that gives the feeling of a relationship that is deep, truthful, and complete. Due to what social networking sites have created, “friendship is something that can exist purely through disembodied interaction mediated by social media” (Eshbach, Teklits, Hoover). Therefore humans naturally desire to have meaningful friendships. Catfish shows this by how people use the online world to create a made up…show more content…
The first aspect is Multimodality, which is the examination of the self that is made of and arises out of many different kinds of objects that may or may not be relate directly to the physical experience of the human body. These objects may be human or nonhuman, material and immaterial, digital and physical. In other words the self is assembled by many kinds of things and is affected by discourses, structures, systems, movements, geography, economy, and other variables. For example, a teenager going to buy a designer jeans that he saw in a magazine, and wearing the the jeans, gives him the subjective experience of “me” in those jeans, representing a certain identity. The ability to be able to disguise yourself and create another self that you are in control of but is actually separate from you with the digital self, one can make sure no one knows what you are
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