story of a suicide Essay

911 Words Oct 18th, 2013 4 Pages
Essay Assignment – Social Media

We recently read two articles “The Story of a Suicide” by Ian Parker and “Trial by Twitter” by Ariel Levy. They have their point of views and different perspective on the social media. Although they express both positive and negative aspect, we wonder if in fact the social media takes a toll on the way society is lived today. We have to ask ourselves is “real world engagement”1 the thing of the past? Can the social media be used as an outlook for those who are socially awkward? The article that was written by Ian Parker was based on a student named Taylor Clementi, Which was exposed to a cruel and immature act by his roommate Ravi Dharun. We are aware of the outcome of Clementi case as it was
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In this instance we see that the social media exposed this football team and rightly brings justice to the women that was raped. Just like the Clementi case you see that if it wasn’t exposed and documented on their personal accounts they would never found a timeline and what more evidence is needed when you personally update and document what your doing. Personally I was always against the social media but looking at both end of the spectrum you have to applaud the social media for the exposure that they bring. Yes, it can be a good way to expose yourself in a positive aspect where you communicate with potential employers or family members across the country. In these instances there are these cases where you can reveal the wrong people are posting on their social media website, and expose them. It can be good for someone that is socially rejected to seek attention within the social media, but also we need to recognize that there is more to this world then hiding behind a computer. My question still stands Is real world engagement the thing of the past? I think it pretty soon communication; engaging face-to-face conversations would be the thing of the past. I just hope that somehow we can find a better way to monitor the social

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