In this generation, everyone uses the internet, it is one of the most important ways people can communicate through call, text, and with use of other social media platforms. Being in a pandemic, we are relying more on technology and the use of internet if our everyday lives. Some people cannot go without it so that questions, do we rely on the internet too much? We no longer need to know everything by memory if there is the possession of a start-phone — we are constantly using our phones to look up easy questions, tell us how to drive to…


Rise of Fandoms in our Generation

Have you ever loved a movie or show so much that you spent hours obsessing over it? Played a game where you feel so connected to the characters that you try and become one by wearing the same outfit they did or do the same day-to-day activities as them? You being a fan towards a movie, show, game, or book can be seen as normal, until it reaches a point to where it takes over your life and then you are part of a fandom. A fandom can be seen in a community where…


Memes have taken over the digital society and is advancing the way we communicate to each other. From Twitter to Reddit, the internet memes have been increasing over the years talking about what the latest games are, politics, gossip or just funny pictures of peoples or animals. Memes can be from a cartoon or from something that happened in real life — such as the Presidential debate, reality tv shows, television series, etc. Most memes start off as one joke, and other users online change it into their own meme and continues until the meme gets old or people stop…


If you don’t know what Reddit is by now, then how will you know if it functions as a digital public sphere? To start us off, Michael Soha has introduced us to Jurgen Habermas and the original concept of the public sphere. They say there is no “public realm” or “public discourse” like we have today and continues to say “A private sphere of interaction among traders and merchants began to formulate a culture of public discussion which formed a counterweight to start authority” (Soha, p. 29). This means there was debate about public discussion but it did not involve…


When was the last time you went a day without looking at your phone? When you broke it and could not get it fixed for a day? Or were you so busy that you could not take the time out of the day to check it? If you ask anyone in this generation, they are most likely not able to remember or it was before they got a phone. We live in a society where we are constantly on our phone, watching tv, or communicating on social media. In the reading “No Sense Of Place” written by Joshua Meyrowitz, he…


We live in a world where technology is apart of our everyday lives. It all started with the printing press and we have progressed to new ways to communicate and being able to do things things we could not imagine doing decades ago. In the reading, Medium is the Message, McLuhan wrote about how everything is changing and you either need to adapt to the changes or get stuck behind. Societies are changing for the better and culture as a whole has changed throughout the years. McLuhan’s inspiration hit when the postmodern age started. The introduction of the internet skyrocketed…


When you think of the Modern Era, what are the first words that come to mind? Enlightenment? Modern medicine? Technology? Hierarchy? All of those words connect with the modern era, but what is the actual definition? Without the Modern Era, we would not be where we are today.

Starting from the beginning, all we had was the printing press in order to communicate. Who would have thought that printing ink on a piece of paper would lead us to newspapers and later on being able to make copies of a poster in seconds. This helped us communicate more than just…


We live in a generation where we use technology in our everyday lives. Not only are we constantly on our computers working, calling our friends at the tip of our fingers, going onto an app to get a ride home, it is essential for us. Since the majority of us have phones, laptops, tablets, some of us forget how much technology helps us. Between writing notes for class on my laptop or making a grocery list on my phone, it is so simple and easy and I don’t even think about doing it anymore. …


Although I was born within the last year of the 1990’s, it was very different compared to how the children grew up who were born in the 2000’s. We did not grow up with an Iphone to facetime our friends with or an iPad to watch a show on when we went out to dinner, we would spend more time face to face and without technology in our hands 24/7. Children who are born now rely a lot more on technology and it is really starting to effect the way our children act.

Children would rather be inside and play…

Julia Lincoln

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