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COMM 170

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Transcript of COMM 170

“We are outsourcing our brains to the cloud... frees a lot of grey matter for ... and Housewives” 11 (sarcasm, metaphor)
“Following an argument....is like listening to preschoolers quarreling”14 (simile)
Everything from dog-lover meet-ups to revolutions16 (sarcasm)
Tongue & cheek humour 15
Use of examples: slide-rule era, pocket calculator, typing... 6 (Ques.2) Literary Devices Para. 17. “The shortcomings of social media would not bother me awfully if I did not suspect that Facebook friendship and Twitter chatter are displacing real rapport and real conversation, just a Gutenberg’s device displaced remembering. The things we may be unlearning, tweet by tweet---complexity, acuity, patience, wisdom, intimacy—are things that matter”. Twitter & social media/networking are causing our youth to become less social and less able to problem solve.
This comes with the greater concern of becoming less human.
para 2. “before we succumb to digital idolatry... the price is a piece of ourselves”.
Para 14. “There is something..faux ...about the connectedness of Twitter”. Thesis/Main idea People may not be stupid but sound stupid. 15

He worries that Facebook & Twitter are replacements for real conversation & rapport.

He suggests that we may be unlearning –complexity, acuity, patience, wisdom, intimacy. 17

Ultimately, Keller is concerned about a person’s soul rather than intellect.18 Main Ideas (para. 15-18) Keller’s laments over having to permit his 13 yr. old daughter to use facebook

He equates it to giving a drug/ sees it as eroding a youth’s intellect & skills development—memory skills, math skills, penmanship, innate sense of direction, attention span, problem solving& decision making abilities

Keller sees social media as eroding characteristics that make us human—to reflect, our pursuit of meaning, genuine empathy, a sense of community. 11 Main Ideas:
Twitter: “It is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages.”

Trap: Parents have no choice but to allow their children to use twitter & social networks.
Letting children use it comes at a price. (Ques.3) Title : The Twitter Trap Any Strengths or Weaknesses? Ques. 3B: Why might Keller have chosen to conclude the essay not by quoting one of the “digital Cassandras” he mentions but a novelist? What does the quotation mean and is it effective?

“The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing.” Analysis Foer & Moonwalking with Einstein 3 (a book on his yearlong quest to improve his memory)
Guttenberg 4(inventor of printing press)--- The Mark Zuckerberg of his day
“Middlemarch”5 (classic novel commonly studied)
Foer 9 an expert in heads-up display (dashboard used by pilots) Allusions Uses a concerned tone

sarcasm and humour at times

use of irony --(Quest. 1)

Raises objections/questions and answers them.(Ques. 2B)
Keller adopts a certain persona (Ques. 1B) Writing Style & Tone New York Times readers
Parents
Well educated and professionals
Technologically-minded individuals

To warn/to inform parents of the concerns of allowing children/youth to use twitter & social networking. Intended Audience & Purpose: He sees social media as aggressive distractions—an enemy of contemplation.12

Keller doesn’t see them as genuinely “social” 14

He thinks the ideas expressed are not profound. Main Ideas (para 12-14) He was executive editor of the New York Times from 2003-2011 Author: Bill Keller By: Bill Keller
p. 25-27 THE TWITTER TRAP Luddite 2 (person who doesn’t use technology)
digital idolatry ( to idolize all technology)
digital Cassandras 18(Cassandra metaphor—curse, dilemma.. a term applied in situations in which valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved)
Uses clear diction/ academic vocabulary (epitome 13, ambient presence, ephemeral nature 13...) Vocabulary & Diction Argumentative & Persuasive—personal opinion.
Author uses few facts or reputable sources.
Mostly uses personal experiences and generalizations.
Raises many objections to his arguments and defends them (counter-arguments & refutations). Type of Essay Foer & Moonwalking with Einstein 3 (a book on his yearlong quest to improve his memory)
Guttenberg 4(inventor of printing press)--- The Mark Zuckerberg of his day
“Middlemarch”5 (classic novel commonly studied)
Foer 9 an expert in heads-up display (dashboard used by pilots) Allusions “We are outsourcing our brains to the cloud... frees a lot of grey matter for ... and Housewives” 11 (sarcasm, metaphor)
“Following an argument....is like listening to preschoolers quarreling”14 (simile)
Everything from dog-lover meet-ups to revolutions16 (sarcasm)
Tongue & cheek humour 15
Use of examples: slide-rule era, pocket calculator, typing... 6 (Ques.2) Literary Devices New York Times readers
Parents
Well educated and professionals
Technologically-minded individuals

To warn/to inform parents of the concerns of allowing children/youth to use twitter & social networking. Intended Audience & Purpose: Para. 17. “The shortcomings of social media would not bother me awfully if I did not suspect that Facebook friendship and Twitter chatter are displacing real rapport and real conversation, just a Gutenberg’s device displaced remembering. The things we may be unlearning, tweet by tweet---complexity, acuity, patience, wisdom, intimacy—are things that matter”. He sees social media as aggressive distractions—an enemy of contemplation.12

Keller doesn’t see them as genuinely “social” 14

He thinks the ideas expressed are not profound. Main Ideas (para 12-14) Any Strengths or Weaknesses? Ques. 3B: Why might Keller have chosen to conclude the essay not by quoting one of the “digital Cassandras” he mentions but a novelist? What does the quotation mean and is it effective?

“The generation that had information, but no context. Butter, but no bread. Craving, but no longing.” Analysis Luddite 2 (person who doesn’t use technology)
digital idolatry ( to idolize all technology)
digital Cassandras 18(Cassandra metaphor—curse, dilemma.. a term applied in situations in which valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved)
Uses clear diction/ academic vocabulary (epitome 13, ambient presence, ephemeral nature 13...) Vocabulary & Diction Uses a concerned tone

sarcasm and humour at times

use of irony --(Quest. 1)

Raises objections/questions and answers them.(Ques. 2B)
Keller adopts a certain persona (Ques. 1B) Writing Style & Tone Twitter & social media/networking are causing our youth to become less social and less able to problem solve.
This comes with the greater concern of becoming less human.
para 2. “before we succumb to digital idolatry... the price is a piece of ourselves”.
Para 14. “There is something..faux ...about the connectedness of Twitter”. Thesis/Main idea People may not be stupid but sound stupid. 15

He worries that Facebook & Twitter are replacements for real conversation & rapport.

He suggests that we may be unlearning –complexity, acuity, patience, wisdom, intimacy. 17

Ultimately, Keller is concerned about a person’s soul rather than intellect.18 Main Ideas (para. 15-18) Keller’s laments over having to permit his 13 yr. old daughter to use facebook

He equates it to giving a drug/ sees it as eroding a youth’s intellect & skills development—memory skills, math skills, penmanship, innate sense of direction, attention span, problem solving& decision making abilities

Keller sees social media as eroding characteristics that make us human—to reflect, our pursuit of meaning, genuine empathy, a sense of community. 11 Main Ideas: He was executive editor of the New York Times from 2003-2011 Author: Bill Keller
Twitter: “It is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages.”

Trap: Parents have no choice but to allow their children to use twitter & social networks.
Letting children use it comes at a price. (Ques.3) Title : The Twitter Trap By: Bill Keller
p. 25-27 THE TWITTER TRAP Argumentative & Persuasive—personal opinion.
Author uses few facts or reputable sources.
Mostly uses personal experiences and generalizations.
Raises many objections to his arguments and defends them (counter-arguments & refutations). Type of Essay
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