Sunday, November 15, 2009

Boyd vs. Bennett

I thought that both articles were interesting to read. They both were similar in regards to how they explained this new era of "self-actualization" and how it differs from typical involvement and citizenship. Bennett's article, however, makes it seem like the new school thought process is something that has to be accepted and can actually be an opportunity for society. Though Boyd comes off as a little extreme, I can see what he means when he says that SNS's are an egoists dream and ultimately hinder willingness to seek other social realms. I can see it when I use Facebook. So much of the same information is circulating amongst the same people that the group thinks it must be true. It's human nature. It's natural to gravitate toward something when you know group consensus will support it.

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