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Read at least two articles from Online Versus IRL: How Has Social Networking Changed How We Relate to One Another? Pages 530 – 556 before you respond to the discussion.

Discuss the impact that you believe social networking has on society.  Your original post should be at least one developed and detailed paragraph in length and include at least ONE reference/example from the reading.  Your response should have a strong topic sentence or thesis.  Use specific examples/information from the essays to support your views in your response.

If you do not have a textbook, here are the articles you will need to read and their links.:

“Are We Slaves to Our Online Selves?”  by Jules Evans  http://www.philosophyforlife.org/are-we-slaves-to-our-online-selves/ (Links to an external site.)

“Eat, Pray, Post”  by Navneet Alang https://newrepublic.com/article/122455/eat-pray-post-how-virality-westernizing-entire-world (Links to an external site.)

“I Know What You Think of Me?”  by Tim Kreider https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/i-know-what-you-think-of-me/?mcubz=0 (Links to an external site.)

“Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?”  by Stephen Marche https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/ (Links to an external site.)

“How Social Media is Having a Positive Impact on Our Culture”  by Josh Rose http://mashable.com/2011/02/23/social-media-culture/#MGDwPXYr28qP (Links to an external site.)

Learning Objectives:

  • Critical Thinking Skills—to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Teamwork—to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.