New generation likes to use social media as self advertisement and sometime they share very personal information. By doing this, their future privacy fells endanger and can affect badly in their mind in future which is not a good thing for the society, widely for the nation. Also, social media is hurting our society by spreading misinformation faster than any other media. Author Amanda Thomas shows a statistics in the
The Great Wikipedia itself tells its writers the very things I was trying to tell my young fundies.” (2010) In most cases, most school, libraries or any type of educational program will tell you that Wikipedia is a very good start to get to know about the subject that a person is studying. As Wikipedia being very versatile in information, it is edited by anyone that has access to it and that it may give false information. The false information could be outdated, not written by an expert or someone just trying to add information that is false on purpose. Jimmy Wales and his creation: Co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia, which we are discussing if it is a reliable source or not. Jimmy had said in an interview with Newsweek after he was asked if students and researchers
In the Essay “Pc is Ridiculous!” by Alison, the purpose of this essay is to state her opinion on the fact that she believes Political Correctness (pc) is ridiculous to her! She finds it to be so ridiculous that she begins to insult the people who participate in pc. The thesis of this statement begins in paragraph two, although paragraph one does not state much of a thesis because of the way she begins to vent and ramble on how ridiculous it is. But in paragraph two she states the purpose of why we or the populous participate in pc. She states that if we continue to participate we will be a “repressive society” which to me seems very one sided, she speaks to everyone in this essay, because she wants everyone to know that if you participate in the pc, we are not only being ridiculous but we are being a “repressive society.” This essay, or what seems to be an essay, is not an effective argument because of the way she argues, she does not see things from both sides, but she chooses to voice her side and why she thinks it is ridiculous!
One example of bad criticism is from Infinity Book Reviews. Josh Barkman states, “ I really didn’t like the concept the author used for this series. He used the society’s (more specifically, the youth’s) desires to fit into their concept for ideal beauty, and created a world wherein turning “Pretty” was the ultimate achievement that can be attained in life. In this world, all of the “Uglies” undergo an operation when they come of age and turn into party-freak “Pretties” my feel is it down right degrading as a human being.” The reviewer shows he doesn’t like the way Westerfeld writes the novel by taking the concept of girl’s self-conscience and making a huge twist on it. Another bad critique of Uglies is from Imaginary Books.
Lastly technology can negatively alter the future. Kennedy suggests the people only invent these machines to create less work for themselves and Bradbury's beliefs agree with him as well. In Ray Bradbury's the Pedestrian technology impacts society in a negative way. To begin,technology in this futuristic society turns everyone antisocial. As Leonard Mead enter[s] out into
Strengths of this study would include the large number of participants over various countries therefore a socio-cultural strength and more in depth data is produced. Another strength is the ability to access existing conditions or phenomena ethically. A weakness of this study would be using a self scale is unreliable as the participants might have a different approach on how intense the level of disgust is on the scale. Another weakness could be that there could be participants who have not taken the online survey seriously therefore altering the results. These results showed that because people find the pictures that harm our immune system more disgusting , we use the disgust gene as a protection against disease.
The internet connects people closer to each other, thus, the barriers of distance between people narrows or in some cases, even disappears. My life without internet is hard to imagine. I would not have ventured into US for my further education if I did not spend long hours reading and asking questions in the online chat forums on tertiary education. My family and I used to generalize US as a dangerous country with legalized weapons such as guns. Internet has allowed me to see a bigger picture, and changed my perspective so that
There is a student in my classroom that is visually impaired. He is a child who never complains of his disability. He wants to be treated like the other students in my class. Learning to integrate the Internet into my curriculum has brought about many changes in my classroom. The students in my class are using the Internet more which concerns me with the student who is visually impaired.
Nicholas Carr and Clay Sharkey debate whether or not the internet is actually making us smarter or dumber. “Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives- or exerted such broad influences over our thoughts, as the internet does today. “that is one of Carr’s viewpoints. Shirkey believes that “every increase in paperback book to you tube, alarms people accustomed to the restrictions of the old system, convincing them that the new media will make young people stupid. This fear dates back to at least the invention of movable type.” I tend to agree more with Sharkey because there are a lot of learning toold we can gain from the web.
Most teenagers in a European or western country owns a smartphone or a computer. This will automatically result in the victims not being able to escape, from the hate and the discomfort they are being put into. Also the bullies are hard to find, as they have this online mask or username, so they remain anonymous. Aleks writes that he thinks, the problem with cyber-bullying is the fact that you are anonymous. This digital mask, which the writer mentions, is the biggest problem.