Popular American Culture

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Popular American Culture
Stephanie Turner Smith
SOC/105
August 20, 2012
King E. Carter

Popular American Culture

Popular American Culture is very hard to be a part of and ignore. My interaction with popular culture is being addicted to Facebook. I sleep eat and drink around Facebook. Facebook is a part of today’s culture, along with twitter for me. I wake up in the late hour of the night and the first thing on my mind is to check my Facebook account. Staying logged in is important for me .I feel I would be missing out, if unable to check my account. Most of my friends use Facebook as a way of communicating. If I want to find out what’s going on in today’s world all I have to do is stay signed in to Facebook. I have Facebook on my phone, because I would miss out on important information or invites from friends. Being a part of Facebook allows me to stay up to date on what’s popular in today’s society, this includes fashion, music events, even gossip. I examine popular culture as a forever changing situation. Culture has many different meanings. Culture is how society is at certain time or place. This can include different arts, music, behavior, literature, food, and beliefs that are shared by society. Popular culture is what’s popular at this present time. The three major trends in popular American culture are social networking such as twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Cell phones is another trend that society has embraced, because it gives society another way of communicating , society is able to do so many things with cell phones that it has become very popular especially being able to text ,surf the internet and listen to popular music. I also feel politics has become another trend in American culture. Popular American culture affects personal decision making in many ways. I feel that this culture has become lazy when it comes to sitting down at the dinner table with family,...
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