Carr believes that we depend on the Internet more than just looking up the answers in the book ourselves. He is trying to prove that our generation is consumed by the Internet. In addition to this, I feel his argument is effective because he builds credibility with personal facts, using statistics, and making emotional appeals throughout the essay. He gives many details and examples to backup and support his argument. Nicholas Carr gives himself credibility by stating that he knows what’s going on in his own mind, this is where he is uses ethos.
Since the advent of the personal computer, the amount of information and interconnectedness between people has dramatically increased. With one click of a button someone could go from checking the scores of their favorite football team to conversing with a friend anywhere in the world. In “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr, he explores the consequences of the massive amounts of information one can obtain via the internet. While I agree with Carr on the effects the internet has on how people read, there is a limit to the amount of people the internet actually affects.
In the digital age, terrorist’s use of the internet has increased to such an extent that all their communication and daily transactions occur on the internet. Keeping a close watch of the internet is almost necessary to prevent an unforeseen circumstance and to limit the approach of terrorist organizations around the world. The internet serves as the main source for recruits, funding and information, so limiting their access to the internet can prove effective in countering terrorists. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the question if government surveillance is necessary to counter terrorism. To do this, first techniques employed by the government for surveillance will be delineated.
Adrienne Lafrance, in ¨Alphabet, Jigsaw, and the Puzzle of Google’s New Brand,¨ conveys a message that consumers need to take a closer look at companies because are deceiving consumers through branding. The author transmits this message through using the rhetorical triangle, diction, and rhetorical transaction. The rhetorical triangle is the first technique most authors use when writing. Lafrance wrote her article towards a tech-savvy audience and posted it in the technology section of The Atlantic.
"¬†¬†In our World, threats to our Country are common and are becoming frequent. Issues like bullying, extremism, terrorism, and even the illegal production and distribution of drugs threaten all parts of the world more than ever. Not to mention, our increasing dependence on technology for business transactions, work, school, and storage of information has opened up a medium to effectuate these actions. The use of the internet no doubt is beneficial but like anything else, it can, and has been put to ill use. Controversy has been stirred up concerning the monitoring of internet content by the government.
Stores where people would use to shop in, and buy things what is now all online. As he wraps up he shows what we are losing with the internet being our main information source.
In Bill Wasik’s article, “My Crowd Experiment: The Mob Project,” he recounts how he united a substantial amount of people together for an unidentified cause. He analyzes how the power of social media and different cultural conditions can affect society at large. Wasik fabricated the flash mob idea initially from pure boredom. He was able to grasp people’s attention to participate in an unusual action located in a public place. His social experiment is a phenomenon that is made possible from modern communications in technology.
Employee privacy rights include the protection of his personal information and tasks at work. Due to the expansion of new technologies and the rise of the Internet, employees begin to concern about their privacy threat in the workplace. All these new high technology overpass the limits of information privacy. Kovacs mentions in his TED talk “Tracking our online trackers” that the Internet has opened up the world to us, but it also opened us to the world (Kovacs, 2012).The cost of this exchange is our privacy. Kovacs says that every single detail including our birth dates or our interests is recorded by unknown users.
Summary-Analysis Assignment In Steven Pinker’s article “Mind over Mass Media” he shares his point of view over an argument that was formed by the media critics. The critics are applying that technology media is affecting our intellect. According to Steven’s observation the media does not have a negative effect to our intellect. In fact he explains that electronic technology and electronic devices increases our intellect.
The informative speech that I spoke about was Human Trafficking. The reason I came up with this topic is because at first during the group speech I brainstormed topics by searching the internet as also wondering what topics I wanted to speak about and this one came up. Due to that, it is a serious corruption that is happening all over the world. Secondly, there are countless movies that are out about this problem. Thirdly, I feel that I could’ve informed my classmates to get the concern about human trafficking.
Editorial makes believers of us all In his editorial Leonard Pitts discusses how criminals are using social media to curate and spread their heinous crimes around the world in mere seconds. Pitts explains this further by pointing out that our own friends and family members are acting as henchmen to these murderers by “forwarding, retweeting and reposting their grisly misdeeds as casually as neighbors in another age might have shared recipes over the back fence”. He appeals to the large audience of people that use Social Media and Email, typically younger readers, and that are actively forwarding and sharing events on facebook. He also addresses news readers that do not want to feel the purpose of these acts.
In a recently published article titled “The Daily You : How The New Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity And Your Worth,” by Joseph Turow, states that well-known media corporations such as Facebook and Google have been “data mining.” Simply to speak, data mining is the collection of internet data that is sold off and used as research for marketing companies to further develop ideas to engage potential targets. Notably, Turow states that the twenty-first century exhibits one of the most stealthy methods of social profiling. Turow further illustrates his stance on how the intrusion of privacy can lead to several negative factors in which he later goes in depth about. Though he structures the body of the essay around
Adrienne Lafrance, in her Atlantic article, “The Internet Is Mostly Bots” implies that the internet is basically controlled by bots. Lafrance gives significant detail on how there is a bot attack right in front of our eyes, but we don’t even see it because it is invisible to us, citing that overall bots are responsible for for 52 percent of web traffic - both good and bad bots. Her purpose is to inform readers about how society’s internet is actually ran and to warn people how the future of internet can turn out to be if society doesn 't pay any attention to what is going on. Bots act as though they are humans there is a bot called the “feed fetcher” it’s the bot that help a person refresh their news feed on facebook.
It is becoming more and more apparent that the media runs society. People are able to access the Internet and all of the information, entertainment, and distraction it provides at almost any location or time. This widely available form of media has benefits and drawbacks. People argue for more practical and educational benefits to technology’s growing presence in American culture, but Postman suggests that all of this media is dangerous. In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman argues that the dependence on and continuous presence of media in the everyday lives of people is a threat to the lives of those falling prey to this lifestyle, making them lazy and filling them with inaccurate and dangerous ideas.
Rhetoric is used everywhere around the world. in the real world it is used by everyone sometimes to make examples. sometimes to prove a point. also there are times where rhetoric can help you persuade people. in the olden times Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry used rhetoric devices to help the situations they were in.