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Transcript of Facebook.

Rhetorical Modes
Is Facebook Making You Mean?
exemplification, narration, description

Facebook Reset
classification, cause and effect, argument

It’s Not about You, Facebook. It’s about Us
classification, description

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
exemplification, cause & effect.

How Social Media Is Having a Positive Impact on Our Culture
exemplification , personal experience
Overall Scope
social media can actually be helpful

social media has in fact made us lonelier

many can't live without Facebook, and Facebook would not be able to survive without us

there should be a reset button to clear all friends

Facebook can lead to hurt feelings
Writing Style
Rose uses exemplification and a personal experience

Marche uses an anecdote statistical evidence, ethos, explanation, logos

Wortham used an anecdote and description.

Levy addresses a problem, followed by a possible solution. He also uses description to prove his point.

Tarashis uses an anecdote and plenty of pathos.
The audience of all of these selections are mainly people who use social media, particularly teenagers who often use social media to interact with others.
Authors Appeal
Tarshis targets Middle School students, and tells them what happens when one goes too far of insulting people in Facebook.

Marche provides an elaborate detail of why Facebook becomes a lonely situation.

Loneliness of people even though they have “friends” on social media sites.
Insensitive Social boundaries

Bickering Dynamic

Codependency Isolation

Super Connected Loneliness Social Disintegration

Self-Invention Paradox

Cultural Truism




Whom did we read?
Association of Art
Best Reading
This is the best because of all the specific and surprising facts provided. It's ironic that something intended for more social interactions could lead to us being less social.

It also has good examples that relate to important cases that can be seen in our society.
Steven wants people to reset Facebook to see who would be added again, he appeals the audience to try something new.

Wortham expresses her feelings about how she dislikes Facebook and how it will eventually end.

Rose tries to gain a poitive appeal towards Facebook by using an anecdote to gain the emotional consent of the reader.



UnSocial Media
Some people tend to become anti-social in person, when they are very social online.

Lauren Tarshis
Stephen Marche
Steven Levy
Jenna Wortham
Josh Rose
Is Facebook Making You Mean?

Author of children's books
Born November 23, 1963
Albuquerque, New Mexico
published September 5, 2011
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
published in The Atlantic in May 2012
Canadian writer for the New York Times and Atlantic
Received a doctorate from the University of Toronto
Facebook Reset
published in Newsweek in 2011
Born in 1951
Writer for Wired and a former senior editor for Newsweek
It's Not about You, Facebook. It's about Us.
published in The New York Times in 2011
a reporter for the New York Times
How Social Media Is Having a Positive Impact on Our Culture
published on Mashable.com on Feb. 23, 2011
Chief Creative officer at Weber Shandwick
Is Facebook making us lonely?
Authors appeal continued.
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