Unlike Violet, who couldn’t get her Feed removed, I have had the chance to break my modern tendencies, and leave my technological dependency in the past. Like all of my friends and most people my age, I too had AIM, then Myspace, then Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is how I communicated with people and socialized, it’s all I ever knew. When I wanted to have fun and play games with my friends I would go on Club Penguin, RuinScape, or Minecraft. My entire reality was built around my technology. When I began to realize the consequences of this, I withdrew myself from participating in the culling of personal information and lack of interpersonal relationships our technology serves. One incident that led me to this realization was when I started to notice a pattern in advertisements on my Facebook page. I noticed that the ads were eerily similar to whatever I had been searching online that particular day. Much like when Violet tested her Feed by asking to see random items in the mall, I used this same technique online. I searched for clothing and jewelry that a women would wear for a short amount of time, then like magic my advertisements on Facebook were mostly for women’s clothing stores. This correlation disturbed me, then, through further investigation, I found that the truth about how Facebook works this magic is even more disturbing. I found that Facebook uses everything that you post and like on Facebook
It has become extremely common for an individual to sign into their Facebook account, and see a picture that they feel exposed a little too much. Check into their Instagram account, and regret letting everyone know what their location was. Feel uncomfortable, or bullied by a tweet that a person posted to their Twitter. Per Farheen’s article on negative effects of social media “participating in social media sites such as these can make you feel more connected” (Sagheer 1). It is not okay for individuals to feel victimized due to the negative effects of social media. Social media tends to distract, humiliate, and destroy one-self through entertainment. If people would donate more time to things more supplemental to their growth, and limit their use of social media, then maybe people would stop walking over the harm that social media presents to our community. Monitoring the time invested into social media will help eliminate most of the detriment, privacy issues, and bullying flowing through today’s society.
“A discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field. According to The Concept of Discourse Community, by educator and researcher John Swales, a discourse community can be defined by six characteristics.” Instagram does meets swales six characteristics of a discourse community. The first characteristic is people of the group share a common goal, and that goal is posting picture for set reasons, whether it is boredom, to reunite, meet new people, or just to keep up with what is going on. They have mechanisms of communication amongst members. They include direct messaging, commenting under pictures, or tagging someone in a post. It provides information and feedback. When you post pictures people comment on them and say how they feel. Members of Instagram also post products for feedback, or promotion, and people tell whether the item is good or bad. It utilizes more than one genre. The genres include the terms and conditions, posting etiquette, and bios. They have lexis that include w.c.w, hashtag, double tap, tag, followers, and etc. Lastly, it has a suitable degree of relevant content
Notes of importance to those that post to the different media sites know your company Facebook policies, understand that If your statements will cause disruption in your workplace, then don’t post it. In this digital age everyone is being monitored in one way or another. Society needs to understand their Constitutional laws, and understand what the meaning of “expectation of privacy”, what does this mean to you? Or what does it mean to others? Different governmental entities will use your friends to turn against you, so that they can gather evidence of
For years and years, the internet has progressed so much. So much that communication and our lifestyles have reached a whole new level. One of the many revolutionary inventions is called social networking sites or social media. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and many more, are where people gather on the internet, create a personalized profile about themselves, and interact with other people around the world. Social media can help contact friends, family, and other people long distance. However, our priorities have completely changed to “life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by how many likes you get on Instagram.” With social media, people seem to lose touch from reality. This whole “me, me , me”
I believe that there are “right” and “wrong” ways to use social media. It can be a wonderful thing, and I’ve been known to use it every day. It’s a way to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in a while, a place to find information, etc. However,
One of the most difficult questions to answer is whether that role is positive or negative. For instance, social media sites such as Facebook enhance advertisement opportunities by allowing companies to reach out to the public. On the other hand, they can lead to negative complications such as cyber bullying, leaking of private information, and the destruction of relationships. Rhetoric is used widely in social media. For instance, in order to catch a viewer’s attention, a Facebook status must be short, to the point, and intensely interesting. When someone is posting a picture they add a caption and filter which attracts the audience they intended it for. People choose who to follow on who’s the most attractive or who takes the best pictures. People may decide to create their own profiles, share their accomplishments, beliefs, opinions, and culture. However, even if you aren’t into social media you still see rhetoric all around you, in the news, advertisements, and the workplace. Even in today’s technological age rhetoric is still used which proves that William is again
People from all over the world began to follow my account and leave comments requesting more pictures. I began the food account as more of a personal diary, and suddenly my diary was being looked at by hundreds of people, using it for reference to plan brunch dates and dinner parties. As the days passed, I would discover more and more fellow Instagramers interested in food following my pictures and waiting for updates. I soon realized that my account was receiving more and more popularity, and it would be a good idea to tell my friends. Some of my friends were so excited and thought my Instagram was very cool. On other hand, others provided light teasing over the silly captions and amount of followers I had, which was growing more and more rapidly each day. In the end, all of my friends supported me and were proud to see how popular my account was becoming. Currently, my food picture blog has over two thousand
I very rarely post on Facebook but I do so enjoy other's posts. I do believe when you post or share something you are endorsing it and encouraging others to enjoy it and/or be influenced by it.
On social media, I’m very cautious with what I put out there for a multitude of reasons. Looking back at my last fifteen tweets, about eight of those tweets are Van Meter related, which most tend to be about success of Van Meter sports(final scores of our games or news coverage). Two of the tweets are happy birthday tweets, wishing Connor Guess and Drew Gordon a happy birthday, and I inserted a few pictures of us to go along with it. The remaining five tweets are sports related, with four of them being motivational stories about athletes, and the other one referencing the video game Madden. The other thing that stands out to me on social media now that I think about it, is who I am following and who is following me. I can honestly say that a good amount of people that follow me, around
Social media is a worldwide concept and is used by many in this generation. I have witness post on twitter about homosexuality and how those kind of people are unethical and wrong for what they feel. The two huge social media websites I used was Twitter and Facebook and both of them show negative posts towards homosexuality. A example of this is they compare homosexuality to the concept of Adam and Eve, when they say this person tend to say it's not Adam and Adam or vice versa. The comparison always was between religion and homosexuality. This struck me hard to read these posts because my family
When your surfacing through Instagram (the explore page) you normally come across images or videos that interest you. The first thing you do is look at the content and think about how it relates to you. It can relate to you by several factors. You could have an idea shared through it, a moment or let’s just say it reminds you of a sociological construct that society places every day. Unfortunately, we see half naked women posing in an exotic outfit, with a filter on level ten, that is seen posing sexually in her best angle. This picture can at least gain one thousand likes depending on a person’s image or the amount of followers. To expand, if a regular video vixen girl takes this photo she 'll get attention from her peers of how degrading she looks and how she doesn’t have respect for herself and all other parts of that nature. If Kim Kardashian did it, she’ll still get degraded, however she’ll have a million hits, which will result into saying the newly
This statement further defends the argument that social media is an influencer to the way people think. Just knowing that the mind needs the ability to be receptive the to the thought. When going onto social media sites from personal experience. I have noticed myself in a vulnerable state of mind. Meaning that my mind has the ability to be easily molded to whatever, I may stumble upon. Making myself have that receptive ability to accept the thoughts of others, and accept them as my own.
“Social networks are successful because they offer widespread participation, but at the same time, they open their users up to unnecessarily dangerous exposure.” (Herring, Mark Y.. Social Media and the Good Life: Do They Connect? Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 September 2016.). Social media (sometimes defined as social network/networks) can be used to promote your ideas. Promoting your ideas through social media is a great way your voice to be heard by millions of other users using the same social media you use every day. Promoting may get you discovered by celebrities/authors/people who are looking for good marketing. However, some ideas/opinions you choose to express may cause an uproar of cyberbullying and may cause negative attention to be directed towards you, which nobody wants to deal with. Communication is also a great advantage that social media
Over the past few years something has taken a toll in most people’s lives, we use it, love it, talk about it, and check it almost every hour of every day: this thing is called social networks. It was only a few years back, in 2003, when MySpace was discovered, and in 2004 when Mark Zuckerberg established Facebook, and soon after in 2006 Twitter followed. These sites became more than just an online destination, but a way of life. Notifications, follower counts, friend requests, photo comments- all what might seem like silly things that teenagers and adults alike await the moment they come home to check. We scroll unconsciously through feeds and pictures of people we barely know, from the inquisitive human nature. At school everyone is