• Publication Reflection

    Essay #2/Process Post #12 Before we start, I want you to watch this video. Well, more specifically, the first 30 seconds of this video. It’ll come into importance later. I think the idea of the “Main Character” blog came from the recent “Main Character” trend on social media. Social media has been inundated with “Songs that make you feel like the main character” playlists, and “Main Character aesthetics“. Seeing how popular these terms have become, I decided to capitalize on the trend/interest and create a blog with the same theme. With some luck, perhaps people that search these other main character playlists and aesthetics will find my blog. The idea…

  • Essay #1: Are the Internet and Social Media Democratic?

    By Emily Sweeney February 22, 2021 In this essay, I will argue that the internet and social media as they exist now are undemocratic. These tools used to be utilized for democracy, and I believe still contribute to democracy by bringing people together and acting as a place for news, but as time has gone on, we have started using these processes and tools to manipulate each other and disable politics. These tools live now as a cesspool of toxicity and a manipulation station for politics.   Social media was intended to bring the public together and let them affect politics and overall, their country (Nisbet, 2008). However, I would…

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