Satirical Essay Social Media

Transcript of Satirizing Social Media

Satirizing Social Media & Technology
from "The One Ronnie" by The Dawson Brothers
satirizes technology and products such as Apple, Blackberry, XBox360
frequency and quick turnaround of technology
human dependence on technology
"I Like You Better on Facebook"
Music Video by Livia Scott
ridicules relationships created over Facebook
society prefers screen-to-screen interaction over face-to-face interaction
cliché phrases, such as LOL, OMG, etc.
"Satire Essay on Social Media"
darker than rest of examples
reasons why technology and social media are bad:
loss of intelligence
laziness and unproductivity
increased obesity rates
lack of focus
inadequate communication
government should expunge all technology
safer environment
less health problems
more intelligent society


"Making Friends in Social Media"
cartoon by Hill & Shah
mock the idea of "friends" on social networking sites" LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
society prefers screen-to-screen contact rather than face-to-face contact
not actually friends with people, more stalking
By Ashley Archangelo
"Blackberry Sketch"

Full transcript

Seventeen-year-old Khloe admits that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are her best friends.

"I'm completely obsessed with social media," she says, explaining that she sleeps with her phone in her hand and starts her day at 6 am by immediately checking Facebook. "When it's not with me, I don't feel complete and I feel very scared," she says about her phone. "I can't do anything without it."

Khloe recognizes that her social media addiction has gotten out of control, and fears that she's missing out on personal relationships. "I do get panic attacks when I leave my house and there's no WiFi," she says. "It's very hard to have conversations in real life. It's so much easier to just text message or Facebook."

In the video above, she explains how her self-esteem is tied to social media. "The amount of attention I get on Facebook feels like a rush to me," says Khloe. "On Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I get 500 to 1,000 likes on each picture ... It makes me feel really good about myself!" She estimates that she knows only about 50 of those people, but says, "They really feed my self-esteem."

Turning to Dr. Phil for counsel, she says, "I'm always on my phone 24/7. I need help. I want a normal life." Find out what he thinks the underlying issue is for Khloe, and how he proposes she break her addiction on Friday's episode of Dr. Phil, "Social Media Obsessed Teens: I Can't Breathe Without WiFi."

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