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user-inactivated  ·  2816 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook Has Transformed My Students' Writing—for the Better

Not so sure about this article. I mean, "yay, sensitive guys unite!" - I'm one of them. But I feel like making your emotional affections a public display defeats the purpose. More of a public performance of shared feelings for likes and supportive comments. Which becomes more important to the teen? The likes and comments, or the status itself?

Social media is weeeeird.





StephenBuckley  ·  2815 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What's more important, telling someone about your problem or hearing their support?

Socializing is weird- media and networks only change the ways in which it's weird. I think that the main point stands- this is a healthier social landscape than it was 20 years ago. As someone who grew up at the same time as social media, I think that's been the trajectory of my life as well.

On the other hand, I would agree with you that I wouldn't say that any of these positive social ramifications are making them better writers. I think that's stretching the term a bit. Sure, it's great if you're comfortable writing about what's dear to you. But you should also know a language and some composition.