12.2 Summary of Your Research Article

For Thursday: please read the following two texts in the packet: “Planting A Naysayer in Your text” by Gerald Graff and “The Destructiveness of Call-Out Culture” by Conor Friedersdorf.

On the blog: using your notes on your research article (blog post 12.1), write a 1-2 paragraph summary of this text.  Be sure to include the author name, the title, and a thorough explanation of three points and/or key concepts.  Also, please link 1 point in the article to a story of an event you’ve witnessed or heard about.

For your summary, please use the Summary template in our Collective Notes document.

7 thoughts on “12.2 Summary of Your Research Article”

  1. Ok, so do you guys remember that Sherry Turkle article called ” Romance ” that we read during class a thousand years ago. Well it inspired me to write an essay about researching online relationships, typically romance. My Essay is called
    Online Love: Good or Bad ( The Study of )
    where basically I will get articles from the library website where people’s relationships have fallen apart due to their online activities, whether it be if they cheated on their lover or if they trash talked their lover.

  2. Based on my notes from blog 12.1, I can basically conclude that the entire article ” “Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online,” by Lee Rainie is dedicated to the statistics proving how incredibly vulnerable and conceal ourselves online. In the article, it states that “86%” of online users take steps to conceal their footprints online yet 21% of users still manage to get an account hijacked, proving that being totally anonymous and secure online is exceedingly hard, at least for the average human being. Now back to the subject on 21% of email or social networking accounts being hijacked, I’ve never been hacked before although google have sent me notifications saying people from all over the world trying to log into my account but I don’t think they have ever gotten into it before. There were 2 instances where I “hijacked” someones email account, but what both instances had in common was that, PEOPLE FORGET TO LOG OFF THEIR EMAIL/SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS ON PUBLIC COMPUTERS. Its funny because you’d expect one to know the basics of being on a public computer but it never surprises me when stuff like that happens.

  3. In the article “Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online, Poland Baily” Cody Jackson talks about the article by Poland Baily. With the focus mainly being on cybersexism which to me is a form of cyberbullying, ” The need to close oneself off from abuse while also necessarily getting involved in online spaces within which such abuse florishes.” In addition, he also mentions that persons often left their jobs or committed some form of self-harm due to the harassment. Furthermore, Poland notes “The need to cultivate an internet space that will be welcoming and safe,” for instance a website that persons would be able to go to and not have to worry about being harassed so that persons would feel a sense of security.
    After reading Jackson’s article, I am inclined to agree with his point that an internet space should be cultivated because it would be a place that most people would go to feel safe and comfortable without having to worry about being harassed.

  4. my research has drawn me to believe that people are looking for more online interactions on dating websites then in person. In the article “How Well Online Dating Works” by Robert A. Ferdmen a dating website call tinder has given some stats on the chances for people to get into a relationship not only heterosexual people, but also for gays as well which makes these websites so successful. In fact roughly one of every four straight couples are meeting on the internet and for gays it’s 2 out of every 3 which is a successful number. Instead of trying the old fashioned approach of going out and meeting new people, people are starting to take a different approach and use the internet as a way to make the online dating process much easier by looking at somebody profile. Ferdman also points out that marriage has increased in the early 20s. But that people who are 30 and 40s have decided to stop settling down and meet new people.

  5. The article “social media’s impact on self esteem” byClarissa Silva, explains how “Social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, anxiety, depression, narcissism and decreased social skills.” Silva is a behavioral scientist and she is wondering what causes this paradox.The narratives we share and portray on social media are all positive and celebratory. This can make us feel good about ourselves.

  6. In the article “Mining the mobile life” by Christopher Mims, he mentions several important key points to my research question “can we mitigate the effects of data-mining”. These are the 3 important key points I’ve found in this article.

    -Smartphone penetration allows companies like Google, Apple, T-Mobile, etc to access our data, therefore allowing the ability to accurately predict where we are going.
    -Smartphone penetration allows companies to accurately predict who we’re talking to like family members, co-workers, etc
    -These giant companies have already started to sell our information, however, in a slow pace to avoid consumer backlash.

    1 experience I have with this is whenever I download an app from the play store//app store. The app always asks for my permission to access certain parts of my phone like storage, applications, camera, microphone, etc. This gives me an indication that my data is never safe as long as I have the urge to use the internet for anything.

  7. the article “Beyond the Grave: Facebook as a site For the Expansion of Death and Mourning” Brubaker et al describe how social network sites are providing a new space for mourning. Brubaker begins by introducing three types of deaths that one could experience. The first traditional death experiences not as an individual but with everyone in the community or within a small village. Modern death is experienced by one person excluding others who weren’t close to the deceased. Postmodern bring both traditional and modern together. It is a public but private expression where the bereaved expression is unique while others are “constructing and expressing their own relationship to the deceased.”
    * postmodern death experience where one reconstruct their relation to the deceased reminds me of a passage in the article titled ” The Space Between Mourning and Grief” where people tried to “sanitized” the death of the author’s sister. Making it seem much cleaner than it was.

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