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Concept Experience 8

I enjoyed reading through my classmates’ comments. I was interested in what they saw as the climax. Many saw that when Justin mentioned that “A place for Marginalized Minds” was the climax, which was different as compared to mine where I chose the coining of the term “Slacktivitism” as the climax. Specifically, Laura Marie says … “ [Justin] speaks of how social media can have such a great impact around the world and also portrays the benefits of social media, also including a video and to close it off a personal reference, all this after shutting out the idea that social media shouldn’t be used for activism as a whole.” Laura is defending Justin in his opinion that online activism is just as effective as real life protests or stand-ins. Feminism is as controversial as the civil rights movement, in comparison, online activism is the as impacting as risk taking activism. Justin mentions that there is a statistic that those who advocate online have a more tendency to be physically present at an event than those who advocate in person.


  • Impact of social media on activism
  • “Slactivism”
  • Feminism
    • “online feminism”
  • Evolution of activism
  • Social media increases the spread of information and current events
  • More followers
    • More support in groups

The list above is my interpretation of Justin’s key concepts. His way of writing is very enticing because he writes in a more relatable voice without using confusing syntax and wording. The first thing Justin talks about is how he saw a lot of advocating on political issues such as feminism. Through out his article, he ties feminism into his argument. Slactivism is used through out this article. This term is used for people who are activist that do not advocate in person but through the Internet. His argument was explicitly stated that online activism impacts society as much as physical (in-person) activism. In this article, Justin talks about the impact of social media on activism, in which he found that more people who advocate online tend to be more active offline (in real-life) than those who are active offline. He saw that people are more involved online, through the use of social media where people or women can state their opinions and find supported who feel the same.

Feminism is a key topic tied into this article. Many of Justin’s examples relate to feminism. He mentions “Online feminism” where women are advocating for equality through blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. It was found that there were more followers gained through social media because there was more information spread throughout the Internet leading to the education of the population. Then there was a concept about how if there were more followers, there would be more support in groups. Feminist worked together in groups to make their platform apparent.

I didn’t lose any bit of interest throughout this article because it was so well written and relatable. Justin integrated a lot of evidence and examples in his article that kept his argument valid and gave it more depth. The sentence that spoke his voice the most is where he states that he was a feminist as well. It makes a statement that not only women can advocate for feminism and that men also support equality.

Concept Experience #5

I started off knowing the answer to my search, but I ended up with something so much deeper that the obvious. As I did my search, I knew the answers to most of my research but the articles and websites elaborated on everything I already knew. About 85 per cent of my “thinking” time was spent getting into a position to think. Much more time went into finding or obtaining information than into digesting it. To think is innate. My processing is of two kinds: that which I am generally conscious of (recognizing patterns, remembering, visualizing, abstracting, deducing, inducing, etc.), and that involving the unconscious processing and mediating of received and self-generated information, and the unconscious mediating of conscious processing itself.

I wanted to choose both something that related to the future career and something that is related to my passion. In a way, a blog post was that caught your eye. , I like to look at the history aspect of articles, which is why I ended with an article about Greek Mythology. I feel happy that I ended with something about history because I have a passion for history so I am more attracted to any topic of that nature. A record if it is to be useful to science, must be continuously extended, it must be stored, and above all it must be consulted.

Google is an online powerhouse. It dominates the Internet. Google also owns the popular video channel, Youtube. The interesting thing about Youtube, that it can be used as a source of entertainment or a way to send a message to the world. People work more into searching for more current and up to date topics and relating it into their video in a funny or serious way. Snapchat is probably my favorite from of communication. It’s just so fun being able to communicate with family or friends in a creative way such as pictures or drawings. This would happen to be one of my personal favorites because I like to capture moments and funny remarks and places and I love going back to the Snapchat app and replaying it for myself. It very interesting because pictures took hours and days of developing and processing in compared to present day, where a picture can be taken on a phone or a camera. It can be stored for long periods of time in a disk full of memory and can be printed in a matter of minutes.

As technology continues to progress, society could potentially begin to spiral down to a negative outcome. The entire effect of an individual on the world stems essentially from what he can transmit to the world through his limited motor channels. We all came to college for a better chance at life, to make our mark on this world. It comes to a point where I get overwhelmed. If I try to force myself to come up with something, I simply can’t. And I’m a big fan of sleeping. There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things. It isn’t easy to get to that destination.

Analyzing the Obvious

I’m a big fan of sleeping. I searched the question “Why do we need sleep?” As I read that, I wondered about dreams and why we dream. I was intrigued because there was no exact answer in the article. Instead, there are a variety of theories. The theories surround the topics of physiology and psychology. There were theories from Freud; he theorized that dreams were based off sexual desires and symbolism. Then, I remembered how I used to sleepwalk and I looked up, if dreams occur while sleepwalking. I found that because of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, our bodies are in a paralysis state so we don’t act out our dreams.

The last thing I thought of were babies and if they dream and/or have nightmares. When I searched that, I didn’t really find anything about that topic as much as I found things about babies sleep. I found that babies couldn’t tell the difference between night and day so they sleep according to their eating schedule. As I did my search, I knew the answers to most of my research but the articles and websites elaborated on everything I already knew. I felt like I was in charge and I chose what I wanted to search. Since I used Google, I wasn’t limited in my research. The computer offered me unlimited sources and I utilized them to my benefit. (The screenshots may be blurry, just click on them and a clear view will be displayed in another window).

Analyzing the Obvious