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Facing Facebook In The Chronicle Of Higher Education By Michael Arthur Bugeja

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Technology Running Our Lives
Michael J. Bugeja an intuition director at Lowa State University and author of the article “Facing Facebook” in The Chronicle of higher education, he’s arguing how technology in schools was supposed to have a positive outcome, it was supposed to help students engage and network yet its only becoming a distraction. Students are more entertained by social media, and technology than education. Although he concedes that social media is “fascinating” and is a resourceful way for social interaction; he also argues how it has taking a toll on “The Facebook generation”. Technology has begun to limit students mind and effect their academic intelligence.
Arthur Bugeja begins with stating how there is 25,741 students enrolled
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Social media isn’t just a negative thing, it depends on the person and if their responsible. It’s one thing to just get on Facebook every now and then verse to be addicted to it. It’s a great way to network and socializing. Yet some students use it improperly to often like posting inappropriate pictures or pose they may later regret. Facebook is not just for your peers, it’s a public diary for everyone to see whether it’s a future employer, parents, marketers, college and officials. What students have failed to realized once you post things they will never go away and can it come back and cause problem later. Beneja tells a story about a student at Northern Kentucky University who was charged with code violation when officials seen a keg in the background of a picture the student posted online. He gives another scenario when a student from University of Oklahoma was visited by the Secret Service, because he was online making comments of the assassination of President…show more content…
She uses the term to describe the Facebook phenomenon (Bugeja). Here she argues how Facebook users can give a persona of who they want to be. Social networks give the opportunity to omit information. It unrealistic for interaction with online group typically they never meet in person and have that face to face experience. Which is neither social networking nor building communities as Face claims to be. It’s simply hiding behind a screen, and not having any real interaction. She says that “people who use networks like Facebook have a tendency to describe themselves like products” (Bugeja). Technology also causes people to become socially awkward and its a new way for people to isolate themselves from
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