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Christopher Tice Professor Padgett Engl 1102 February, 25th 2014 Annotated Bibliography Inquiry: How has the

invention and increased popularity of mainstream social media sources changed that way that American teens interact with each other? Thesis: The invention of social media has changed the way teens interact with each other as well as how we see ourselves and each other. Rose, Jessica, et al. "Face It: The Impact Of Gender On Social Media Images." Communication Quarterly 60.5 (2012): 588-607. Communication & Mass Media Complete. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. This reference is based on the idea of gender and how it is affecting the way males and females use social media differently. There are several authors that contributed to the article and they each have something a little bit different to add to the overall message that is conveyed in the reading. The main point that ties them all together is the comparison of Genders and the role in play. Starting from the top, the main point is that much of the differences that exist between the two genders stems from the mainstream media that everyone is exposed to daily. This is the starting point and much of the cultural changes that have taken place over the last 10 years or so related to the invention of social media have been biased off of the media. Many women watch TV and get the idea that they need to look perfect in every aspect in order to be successful and this is what has sparked to different outlook on their bodies.
Comment [AP2]: Im not sure what you mean by biased can you be more clear? Comment [AP1]: This doesnt answer your inquiry with any real specificity. In what ways have things changed and what are the social implications? Be specific and be argumentative.

There is a list of some of the most common words that are used to describe gender stereotypes in the media today. These words that are used also play a huge roll in social media because many people want to appear as popular and fit in on the social media sites. Many times people will pretend to be something they are really not actually in real life. The article looks at how both males and females choose their profile picture on Facebook and though their independent study it was shown that people will choose pictures that they think outline and embody they words used to describe popular people in the media. The test was done by showing a group of strangers a collection of profile pictures and asking them to use three3 words to describe each picture. More than of the descriptors used fit into the list of common stereotypes from the popular media today. Gender rolls play a huge part of how people interact on the internet with the various social weblogs such as Facebook and Twitter.
Comment [AP4]: Okay, this is very interesting. Comment [AP3]: This is interesting. This speaks to how we have ostensible online personas that we project to the world.

Agosto, Denise E, June Abbas, and Robin Naughton. "Relationships and Social Rules: Teens Social Network and Other Ict Selection Practices." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63.6 (2012): 1108-1124. Print. This final resource is a great example of how social media affects young teens related to socially interacting with others around their age. This article suggest that social media plays a very large role in determining what exactly teens will and will not do or say when around others their age. Much of the research that is presented in this article comes from first- hand trials and questionnaires. This says that nearly everything that is talked about here has a solid basis that accurately represents the population of the teens that they based the research on. Much of this
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reference is strictly fact- based and it is not until later that they even try to draw conclusions based on the data. The authors do a very good job presenting the information is a way that is both easy to understand but at the same time not abbreviated in any way that would skew the interpretation of what was done or preformed. I feel that this is a very solid reference that includes strong information relating to how teens interact with each other and what would or is considered socially acceptable to do, say, or even post on these digital social media outlets.

Comment [AP6]: do you mean to say research? and if so, what research is not fact-based?

Ahn J. Digital Divides and Social Network Sites: Which Students Participate in Social Media?. Journal Of Educational Computing Research [serial online]. November 2011;45(2):147-163. Available from: Education Research Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed March 03, 2014. This article is comparing the different social groups of teens across America and how they interface with the different forms of social media. Much of the data that was gathered and presented in this article showed that nearly the whole population is moving from one form of social media to another. As I am sure everyone has seen, Myspace is not as popular as it once was and now Twitter is becoming the big name in social media. This article showed that many times older adults are the latest adopters of new forms of social media. Another aspect that was brought up in this reference was how race plays a role in what forms of social media become popular at a given time. This is said to be due to a few different reasons, but some of them include: location, financial status, and family background. All of these factors play into what types of social media are said to be popular with different students. Nearly the entire article was grounded in strong research including many figures and facts. Much of
Comment [AP7]: Could you give some specific examples?

what was pointed out had been looked at very recently; in fact some of the statistics were from the last couple of years so this makes this reference very strong as far as currency goes. Anderson-Butcher, Dawn, et al. "Adolescent Weblog Use: Risky Or Protective?." Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal 27.1 (2010): 63-77. Communication & Mass Media Complete. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. This article is related to teens using social media in the form of weblogs. These are simple sites that are created by the user and many times consist of personal images and links. These weblogs are gaining in popularity in recent years and it seems that the median age is falling lower and lower as time passes. The above article presents a question of if or if not these weblogs are risky or proactive for the people who create them. Anderson-Butcher present the argument that the internet has become something that nearly every American teen is exposed to on a daily basis and has become addicted to. He says that social networking can both be healthy as well as harmful to the users personal and social life. The main point that continues to be hit on throughout the document is that the frequency as well as the time spent on these various weblogs is nearly a direct result of how addicted the person is to social media. The more time that is spend on these weblogs, the more addicted the person is to the various forms of social media all around them. The author goes on to point out that many of the posts that make it onto the weblogs are community related things such as planed meet ups or events. The problem lies when they spend so much time working on these items that it consumes so much of their time that they are not able to focus on anything else. This is a real problem that seems to be growing in America and really all around the world according to Anderson-Butcher.

Christopher, I think you have some good sources here was some really engaging and enlightening ideas. I think you do a particularly good job elucidating these potentially complex ideas and contextualize it for your research paper. One think I feel like is missing here is a sense of commonality, a sense of that central thesis. Since you seem to be arguing that social media has changed things, your thesis is very broad, and so I feel as though you ve pulled together disparate ideas, while with the common thread of social media, it seems to be lacking a tighter conversation. For example, you seem to talk about gender issues and adolescent risks in the same breath. I think it might be okay to discuss all these things, but you ll need to connect them very tightly and very specifically to your thesis. Also you will probably have better success once your sharpen your thesis to a specific claim, as opposed to the overly broad one you re working with now. Again, good writing here, but I need that tighter sense of purpose among these source, that hey are working together to accomplish the same goal, if that makes sense.