Name Institution Date RELEVANCE OF FRIENDSHIP SOCIAL MEDIA MOVEMENT AND GENDER TO MY BLOG Introduction In the day to day activities of today’s societies social media and friendship play a significant role in the shaping of the culture. Another factor that plays in the development of a community is gender. Unlike the yonder years where it was considered a taboo for young people of the different sex to hang out without supervision from an older compatriot today young kids interact freely without barriers. The emergence of the internet facilitated the new phase of the late 20th and the entire 21st century. The internet helped shape the minds of young intellectuals and also shape the perceptions of the old into being less conservative and more liberal. Factoring in this piece of information parents could now allow their kids to hang out with kids of a different gender and also let people can be mad at each other on a romantic trip and still sleep on the same bed shows that they are close friends. Just like any other friendship relation theirs is no different because these relationships must have fights and hugs in the duration of their existence. Conclusion Finally it is clear that in the present day age of the 21st century the pillars holding the world are those of social media. Social media contains all constructs of the society together. Through social media it is possible to learn about the friendships that exist among specific people. Also social media acts as a platform where people can form movements against social injustices such as the oppression of the minorities and discrimination. All these constructs come into mind within the information provided in the articles by Rosalind Gill William Deresiewicz Chris Bloor Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles. [...]
Brief synopsis: In the beginning of class, we selected a topic that we had to relate to the class readings (mine was about couples who travel, the fantasy vs the reality of traveling). Each week our professor chose a more generalized topic that we had to write a blog about related back to my topic (couples who travel) and the readings for the week. Actual assignment: Choosing three of the generalized topic, explain why or how these weeks’ readings support, contradict, or otherwise inform each other. The relate it back to the selected topic (couples who travel). (I will send the link to the blog post that I wrote for the generalized topic that related to the reading) Attached are the instructions for the final reflection. Note: do not need to make it essay format, more like a formal blog. Do not need to cite at the end but cite the author in text. I chose to tie together the topics: Friendship, Gender, Social Media Movement The readings for: Friendship - "Bloor (what are friends for)" and "Faux friendship" Gender - "Gill_postfeminist" Social Media Movement - "Morozov-making history" and "Jackson and Foucault Welles"