Assignment 1B

I read a chapter from the book “Networked: The New Social Operating System of Networked Individualism” by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman. I read the text in print because it is my preferred method of accessing information. Someone who is interested in this book most likely already knows what it will be about based on the title alone. The first chapter starts by sharing a story where social media started and helped to fix a problem. The story itself was realistic enough that it can happen to anyone. That alone drew me in as a reader. The format wasn’t an academic overflow of information. The story stayed relevant to the book’s topic without feeling like it may be a waste of time. As for the text itself, I can tell that it is going to meaningfully adapt whatever information it contains to what happens in our everyday lives. This format is definitely good for the intention of drawing readers in.

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