Tag : social media

Summary of Caroline McCarthy’s “In Defense of Twitter”

Caroline McCarthy starts out her essay with a story of her being disappointed in a convenience store and she wanted to make her disappointment know by using twitter. McCarthy then talks about how you can tweet anything and how random the tweets can be. McCarthy then starts to compare twitter to social-networking sites and how twitter is more free form than these social networking sites. McCarthy mentions how people are not fully satisfied and abandon twitter for rivals, like Jaiku. […]

New Generation of Social Networking

Online social networking has grown rapidly, and now surpasses e-mail usage worldwide. Popular social networking sites like MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter offer novel utilities that are increasingly useful for this generation. Distance communication has come a long way, from letters, newspapers, radio, telephones, and the modern e-mail. Historians are labeling this period of time as the Age of Information for a reason; sites like these mentioned are connecting people in ways never before imagined. However, all new technologies suffer criticism, […]

Tom Hodgkinson: Evaluating “Friends Like These . . .”

Tom Hodgkinson’s essay “Friends Like These . . .” is flawed and his argument is profoundly ineffective I pity Tom Hodgkinson; reading his article “With Friends Like These. . .” beckons the same profound annoyances as an argument with a stubborn child. In the essay, Hodgkinson persistently attempts to slander Facebook and the “[500] million suckers” who use it (326), but his work quickly develops into a faulty and ineffective argument. Moreover, his claims rely on hilarious warrants that establish […]