Reflection On Skydiving By Alan Finder

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The argument the author, Alan Finder, is making on the topic of social media can be very controversial and broad. I disagree with the idea of students being fully judged by their social media accounts. Social media sites have created a virtual platform where people can express their true feelings, acknowledge the cool things they do, and post pictures of themselves or other things that help build their self-esteem. It can be considered a fun space for people of older age that has a useful blocking button to filter negativity. I tend to use only two social media sites consisting of Snapchat and Twitter where I post the cool things I’m doing or expressing my thoughts at the time to the people that follow me. The fact that colleges can reject …show more content…
The consensus surrounding social media is that it can sometimes promote people to act a certain way or put their lives in danger because of something they saw on a Youtube, Snapchat, or Twitter. Youtube is full of diversity and can contain channels that upload videos of people doing extremely unsafe things, but does not promote doing them. Throughout my experience in watching Cliff Jumping, Skydiving, and other dangerous activities on Youtube not once have I thought of doing anything myself. People who own these types of Youtube channels often provide an intro stating the dangers of the things they do. The warning will usually state that the person, youtuber, is a professional and that it is not safe for novice people to try. Although all these warnings are given to the person watching the video, there will always be a person or a few people that don’t listen. The person doing the stunts may be putting the video up for the public eye but it’s up to the person watching the video to go try it or not. Many news outlets put the blame on these internet figures because they are the ones posting the videos, but aren’t necessarily promoting …show more content…
People have different tastes for everything and that’s what makes us unique, but it doesn’t mean we should be punished for it. People should be able to be themselves on the internet without being afraid of being fired or even being rejected by their favorite college because of their tastes. Our parents always told us to “never judge a book by its cover” so why would you judge a person by their actions on social media. My argument is not that we shouldn’t completely be set loose to post malicious things on social media without punishment, but more so to ask for some leeway on our internet selves. There’s always a following for something posted on social media, but that shouldn’t form someone's complete idea of a

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