Research Journal #2.
Social networking is the first topic that was presented into my brain when I heard the words, “modern American.” It appeals to me more than any other topic because of the fact that I am very involved in social networking. Facebook, Twitter, and even Tumblr are almost constant aspects of my life. Social networking may have not been around since the early beginnings of America, but in the past ten years, it has advanced tremendously. From the early networks such as Myspace and MyYearbook to today's Facebook and Twitter, people from all around America have been able to interact with each other through the simple click of a mouse. It enables most, if not all, Americans to communicate and acquire important information faster. Although social networking has begun to distract many teenagers from finishing their school homework faster and more efficiently, I believe social networking has had a very positive impact on America. It allows us to reconnect with old friends, communicate with our current ones, and in some cases, meet new family members. There has been speculations about whether or not social networking sites are safe for Americans. However, most, if not all, sites have advanced privacy settings that enable you to filter who receives the information you submit to the Internet. Overall, most social networks have made a positive impact on American society. Many movies and books have been inspired by social networking sites, the most common being Facebook. Also, most social networking sites are talked about on news channels. Music is another topic that defines modern America. This topic appeals to me in more ways than one. To make a very long story short, music may as well rule my life. During the school day, I am either singing in my choir class or listening to my iTunes. It is truly amazing how you can have nothing in common with a person until you figure out their taste in music. If it is in fact the same, it can unite two very...
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