The rise of social media has taken the world of media by storm in the last couple of years. People of all ages are on these social medias, showcasing their “fabulous” lives to those who follow them. Celebrities have even given us the opportunity to take a glimpse of their lifestyles. With the opportunity of giving others the ability to see one’s lifestyle, one is basically giving viewers the chance to have a say in what one shares. Female celebrities are at the center of attention every time they decide to post something online.
To Perceive or do Not to Perceive According to the Aimee Morrison’s essay "Some Things, You'Re Better Off Not Knowing ... Thoughts on RateMyProfessors. Com,” students with various attitudes and personal experiences who were taught by their professors previously end up rating them. Some students express their, frustrations by talking about their emotional feelings, whether positive or negative, while others endeavor to get revenge on the professor by writing disrespectful and humiliating remarks.
“That Don’t Sound Like You” is written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley and Lee Brice, who is also the performer. This song was written and recorded in 2014 and released in 2015. Throughout grade school, Lee Brice was very close friends with a female classmate. After graduating they parted ways. Brice and his friend ended up meeting again one day and everything was different.
Today, there are endless arguments about the existing of the American dream. In “They say, I say” by Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst. There are four article that I have evaluated. The upside of income inequality – Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy, American Dream: dead, alive, or on hold – Brandon King, Bring on more immigrant entrepreneur – Shayan Zadeh, America remains the world’s beacon of success – Tim Roemer
Ideas Don´t Bend by actress Uta Hagen tells of how Hagen would not be able to continue on,¨fighting the good fight¨ if it wasn´t for her inspiration. In her essay, Hagen, shows of how having true integrity to herself would not be possible if it wasn´t for the great artist and thinkers throughout time to help inspire her. These artist she had been inspired had helped her by,¨to find reason, majesty, and greatness in this world¨. Hagen goes on throughout her essay to expresses her difficulties in life including blackmail. She explains how her inspiration led her to continue on being her true self and,¨fighting the good fight¨. Hagen also expresses through acting how she had gotten to better know herself and knowing her true faith she believes
Michael Pollan publishes an inspiring article, "Why Bother?" to The New York Magazine in April 20, 2008. Pollan desires to discusses the problems with society and how climate changed can be impacted. With only a few words in one can tell how passionate Pollan is in illustrating his "why bother?" question.
Not So Fast” Andrea Lunsford researched students’ writing for 30-plus years to see what effect new technology has on how students learn. Lunsford discovered that students are actually improving their own writing skills with the help of mass media. Not only does it allow students more access to educational resources and information, but it also encourages students to do more creative thinking and writing outside of class which Lunsford refers to in her article as “life writing.” In her research she recalls the account of a student who sent a friend a text message which was completely informal and would be considered unprofessional by most piers. However, the same student also sent a very formal and professional report to her faculty adviser later on.
Introduction "Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my god and my soul". The holocaust was a mass murdering of jews, Catholics, poles, and Ect. Elie Wiesel was among the people who were in the holocaust. He was in a concentration camp called Auschwitz, a mass murdering site. This happened in the days of World War II from 1933-1945.
According to James Gleick in his essay “What Defines a Meme?”, a meme is something that is repeated by others. One of the first examples listed by James Gleick is “survival of the fittest” (Mauk 186). The next example and the easiest to explain why it's a meme, is hula hoops. It started off with one person, then more and more started doing it. Memes have rhyme and rhythm.
Social media are a websites and applications that enables a person to create and share a content. A person can also interact with someone like family, friends, loved ones all around the world. It deals with the sites that a person uses in order for them to have a communication. It has some negative outcomes that has a aggressive feelings, aggressive thoughts, and aggressive behavior. Social networking describes the phenomena found in, participatory and self-expressive websites such as Facebook, Twitter, My space, and Youtube.
I believe that one other pro of the “youtube effect” is that just like Moises Naim stated in his article, When a video is posted to platforms such as Youtube, it gains more of a permanent presence with the help of bloggers and youtube enthusiasts as apposed to seeing something in the news that most people would end up forgetting about in a few days, Which brings me to the cons of the “Youtube effect”. In Naim’s article he talks about a downside to youtube and how with manipulation, it is harder to know what is real and what is not. I agree with that point because today, there are so many people that know how to photoshop and manipulate videos and photos
This chapter of Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle essentially focused on the effect technology can have on the bond of a family. The writer depicts different families to prove how social media has creates a false sense of closeness in family relations, when in reality it drives us further apart. As explained in the section named “Left to their own devices”, a teenager named Alli finds herself in a situation most families are currently in. Alli is not able to rely on her family for emotional support and instead seeks comfort from thousands of strangers online. This is a common situation in which teenagers feel more comfortable going out of their way on social media to obtain advice from strangers, instead of having a conversation with
Social media is an online service, platform or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people who share interest or activities. Some famous sites are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The generalization of the internet makes us live conveniently and fast. We live in time where communication is possible without having to exert so much effort. We live in the time where social media is the main medium of communication.