Sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have become the place to go on the Internet. It does not take a scientist to know that generally a college student devotes more time to social networking sites than research. College students spend ridiculous amounts of time checking up on other people’s lives than focusing on more important things like studying and research. Missing friends from home is difficult, especially for a college freshman who is going through the culture shock of living away from home. However, college students need to understand that using social networking sites religiously is not just an issue about the amount of time devoted towards schoolwork, but that it can literally change how they think.
I mostly go to google for my Math homework. If I can’t solve a solution I’ll search how to solve the certain math equation. While I could have taken the time to brainstorm, what is the question asking me? Nicholas Carr says “What really makes us intelligent isn’t our ability to find lots of information quickly”. Meaning you don’t have to run to google for information, because that doesn’t make you intelligent anyone can run to google for information.
Bugeja states how it’s affecting college students, but doesn’t get into how it’s also affecting people in everyday life in general, such as being in the workplace or even being in a vehicle. Bugeja does a great job sharing his views about technology and how it’s affecting college students during school, but leaves out the matter of how it does affect the true world as a whole. Schools are using more technology to better education, but they have failed to realize that the younger generation’s views on technology are more of a means of delivering entertainment and secondarily as a means of
People share their emotions, feelings and memorize those who died. The author of the article found out a lot about his student and it is amazing that a great number of people knew Casey Feldman. It is also worth noting that in the era of new technologies people wondering why some use phone instead of Facebook. It is the evident change in the world when globalization process influences human life, their social relationships, etc. The author has managed to show personal in the context of impersonal.
The people that interview us and give us our jobs have the option to use Facebook and technology to observe us and see what we are about and decide whether we would make a good fit for their position. In Roni Jacobson’s essay “Facebook Snooping on Job Candidates May Backfire for Employers” he says that “Profile screening (of our profiles on Facebook) could potentially color the judgment of the applicant- whether they realize it or not”. Everything we do online like posting about the awesome party we attended last night or saying something about how we hate working is seen by our employers which in some cases can cause loss of our opportunity for that job. Technology can give us opportunity but also take it away just like that. There are definitely positives and negatives that come out of technology but it doesn’t matter how much we learn or how much we take from it, we will never have anything without reality and the real life aspect of life itself.
It’s Only A Hook-Up, No Hard Feelings The term “dating” is so overrated and now in the shadows all over our college campuses. Most people now see dating as being an outsider to everyone else and making it harder to enjoy the college experience that every high school student awaits for. Back in the older days you would see couples going out together on Friday nights and spending quality time with one another. Now, Friday night means time to turn up! You will mostly see college kids going out to the club dancing on anything they can grind on, and if they’re lucky they will find someone to take back home to hook up with.
With the option of having an unlimited amount of friends, there is nothing really special about posting these messages for the public to view. Social networking websites not only hurt the idea of a real friendship as networkers often conclude what they think about someone just by viewing a page of information about them, but they pose many social problems and threats that are easy to encounter. One real problem that social networking websites have is that they give users the ability to manage their friends by importance by ranking them in numerical order. Rosen explains how “social networking sites also encourage the bureaucratization of friendship” as teenagers are now able to “manage their friendships” (233). The fact that teenagers can now manage friendships directly shows how these networking sites ignore real friendship.
A good solution might be to block the access to websites such as Facebook, so that technology can continue to be a tool for knowledge and intellectual advancement, rather than socialization. Many friends of mine use Facebook on a daily basis for several reasons: to chat with other friends, to see what other people’s lives look like, or to keep in contact with people that live far away. All five of the friends I asked said Facebook is a very useful website, but it is also addicting and a waste of time most of the time. Works Cited Bugeja, Michael. “Facing the Facebook.” The Arlington Reader: Contexts and Connections.
Many people started in high school because its what most of their friends and older peers would do but they do not keep drinking because of this. After a person starts to drink they usually enjoy it, which is why they continue to keep binge drinking. It can make things more fun and it can allow someone to be any person they want to be. Not everyone who drinks does it to follow the bandwagon. Fraternities and Sororities do hold a large part in drinking on campus but that is not what greek life is all about.
After reading the title of the article and seeing the date of the publication, I felt that this article would consist of up-to-date opinions about how binge drinking is becoming more popular in colleges across America. The author states how students will fall into the campus life and participate in campus rituals. Students will want to experience or celebrate their freedom with their fellow students by binge drinking. For those students who are not allowed to drink freely in a public facility such as a bar or club will simply turn to drinking in their dorms or other non public places. This problem can lead to hospitalization or even death.