No Need To Call Sherry Turkle Analysis

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With so many different options for virtual communication available, it becomes easy for one neglect YouTube as a main platform of social media. Since the site launched in 2005, it has become useful to the average person in any household. Typical mothers can use it to find a new recipe for dinner, fathers can use it to find out how to change the oil in a car, even children can use it to watch a video on how to calculate the mass of the sun for their projects. But YouTube has become much more interactive than simply watching a video, there is a whole community on the site dedicated to entertainment and forming relationships with people. When someone mentions the word “Youtuber”, people like Ryan Higa, Jenna Marbles, PewDiePie, and Zoella typically come to mind. “YouTubers” are people which host a channel, or account, on…show more content…
In her essay, No Need to Call, Sherry Turkle says that “The person to whom you are writing shouldn’t be able to see your process of revision or how long you have been working on the message” and “The best communication shields the writer from the view of the reader.” (p 374) In this quote she was referring to sending a typed email or text message, but in the case of a YouTube video this can also be found to be true. Because of YouTube many people have found the courage to “come out of the closet” and declare their sexuality to millions of their viewers. Some even record their experience coming out to their parents and upload that just to encourage other people to “come out” as well. To some it may not make sense to share something private with so many people around the world, but that just goes to show that the atmosphere created by viewers for these YouTubers is very supportive and positive. YouTube is not just about posting or watching a video anymore. YouTube is about interacting with your supporters subscribed to your
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