Blog post 1

Blog post 1

Aaron Scheff
Blog post #1

In 2006 jack Dorsey created the incredibly revolutionary website known as twitter. It is imposable to have predicted just how influence twitter really was going to be on the every day lives of this generation. Twitter has reinvented the way people obtain information. Twitter it self reminds me of a high school drama queen, passing on every piece of important and useless information faster then just about any other form of media. Earlier this year movie star Paul walker, from the famous Fast and Furious movie series, died in a horrible car accident. Within an hour of his death it had already circulated the twitter world. I believed that the whole thing must have be a rumor because it had not yet been on the news, however to my surprise the next day the new and the country were captivated by the fact that Paul walker had truly died and that twitter had relayed breaking new more effectively and quickly then any other form of media.
In Tom Gunning’s essay, he stresses the idea that new is never eternal. “Technology…at the point of introduction, before it has become part of a nearly invisible everyday life of habit and routine.” He believes that no matter how revolutionary or different and wild it is, eventually after examining, studying, and understanding, it will cease to be different. The object will then join many other ordinary and mundane parts of our lives.
As incredible and revolutionary twitter is with its ability to spread the word of politics to the everyday people on a much greater scale, or how it has made keeping in touch with your friends and family better then ever before. Even though it has created new and interesting ways to for business to advertise there products and there business itself, according to Tom Gunning’s theory’s twitter will eventually be replaced and be obsolete. People will find amazement in a new and original piece of technologies that is able revolutionize the way the world works as a whole

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One comment on “Blog post 1

  1. The blog post does a good job of providing background information on Twitter, though it’s important to remember when editing, to include enough information to help the reader understand the technology you’re discussing and how it applies to the topic at hand without providing unnecessary details. Be sure to check the legibility of your images before posting so the reader can clearly connect the images from your meme to your ideas in the text (the meme is a bit small and difficult to read). Be sure to introduce Gunning’s essay (with essay title clearly stated for unfamiliar readers) early enough in the text that the reader has context for your ideas. Also, be sure to use in-text citations and to cite external sources in the works cited (Gunning, for example, isn’t cited). The text does a good job breaking down the quote from Gunning’s argument into non-technical language; spending more time on Gunning’s work and how it applies to Twitter would have strengthened the post overall. Since the word count is a bit short of the minimum, there would have been space to expand on Gunning and apply it to Twitter, but there are also parts of the text that could be condensed to allow more space for analysis (the Paul Walker example, for instance). Be sure to read over your blog posts for language and tone, making sure the tone is somewhere between casual and academic and the language avoids conversational phrasing that may confuse the reader or make the ideas in the text less clear.

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