Analysis of Jeffery Rosen's: The Naked Crowd Essay

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Analysis of Jeffery Rosen’s: The Naked Crowd

Rosen portrays our society as completely exposed, giving up all privacy to join, and fit in with the “naked crowd”. Rosen claims that we willing give up all power of privacy in order to fit in with society and be accepted as someone that can be trusted through exposure. He claims that image is the key to establishing trust, not through a relationship or conversation. His thesis presents his views on the subject, “has led us to value exposure over privacy? Why, in short, are we so eager to become members of the Naked Crowd, in which we have the illusion of belonging only when we are exposed?”(Rosen) he states that we value exposure over privacy, and will give away privacy to fit in. Rosen
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Analysis of Jeffery Rosen’s: The Naked Crowd

Rosen portrays our society as completely exposed, giving up all privacy to join, and fit in with the “naked crowd”. Rosen claims that we willing give up all power of privacy in order to fit in with society and be accepted as someone that can be trusted through exposure. He claims that image is the key to establishing trust, not through a relationship or conversation. His thesis presents his views on the subject, “has led us to value exposure over privacy? Why, in short, are we so eager to become members of the Naked Crowd, in which we have the illusion of belonging only when we are exposed?”(Rosen) he states that we value exposure over privacy, and will give away privacy to fit in. Rosen makes the argument that people surrender all privacy through “self-revelation” (Rosen), they destroy their privacy to fit in with society and to join the naked crowd. Rosen defines social media as a place where people surrender privacy to “achieve trust through self-exposure” (Rosen). In his eyes, people are simply giving away privacy to become transparent within society. I believe that people are actually exchanging one type of power for another. Foucault’s complex analysis of power can be simplified into “Power is everywhere” (Foucault). People exchange the power of privacy for the power of connection. The author of the journal article agrees with the exchange of power, “Trust is indeed achieved within Facebook in the way Rosen argues;
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