Social Media Peer Group 3

Here is group three for the social media peer review:

Rachel N.Kyle J.Jaclyn Y.Samantha W.

Like I said on the post that introduced peer review, I will give you a choice: you can either share your draft of an essay with your peers as a Google Doc (which has the advantage of allowing your peers to comment in more detail on the draft), or as a page on your WordPress site. Start peer review by the end of the day on Monday, November 27, and finish peer review by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 29.

8 Responses to Social Media Peer Group 3

    • rachel says:

      When you speak about Instagram and the problem of the constructed world of social media, I thought of how, particularly for online pictures, there are certain poses and camera angles posters on social media use to accentuate features of their bodies and give an impression of their looks that is not true to how they appear in real life. I also think of the filters or apps that exist that can make a persons face appear smoother, essentially making them look like they don’t have pores. I myself have mastered none of these social media picture techniques, but the fact that these techniques exist can be quite alienating to those who see pictures online that push impossible standards of beauty that cannot exist outside of a carefully crafted picture.

  1. swilso93 says:

    Jaclyn Y, your document is not set up to edit in the document so I had to post my comments here. Overall, it is a very good start! The introduction is very good, and attention grabbing. I related to many of your positions on the subject. But I would have liked more from you when you stated that the body shaming you experienced on Instagram. I was really interested to know more about that and how you could connect it to the super mom article or a different one. You had no spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes that I noticed. You really connected your experiences with the articles; it was really great. I must try Litsy. I have GoodReads but maybe Litsy is better.

    • rachel says:

      Your use of Duggan’s statistics concerning the percentage of users for facebook and twitter was a nice touch, and really helped give weight to your statement.

      With regards to when you described the way twitter was essential to the Libyan uprising against Gaddafi, I actually didn’t know this. This piece is particularly powerful to show what kind of role social media can take on in different instances, and how that role steps outside the role we usually think it is capable of being.

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