Peggy Orenstein's 'Just Between You, Me, Beteins'

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I would say that I took a lot from project 1. My main concern is the fact that I need to use less long quotes and use more “quotation sandwiches”. I used longer quotes instead of using shorter ones, and I didn’t explain the quotes all that much. There were a few moments in my summaries that I used my opinion, even though I really wasn’t trying to. Those were some of my major problems. I realized that I rely too much on longer quotes in my summaries, so I’ll try to make them less short so that I can emphasize more after that. The quote shouldn’t speak for me. There has to be more explanation and emphasizing rather than just letting the quote speak for itself. I should use more of the “quotation sandwiches” in order to really make a summary…show more content…
It changes how they want they want to be seen by others, so they must perform in a way that gets them to be noticed. Young adults are pressured into using social media such as Facebook and Twitter, in order to seek approval from their peers. She quotes Adriana Manago by saying that “Now their thoughts, photos, tastes, and activities are laid out for immediate approval or rejection by hundreds of people, many of whom are relative strangers” (Orenstein, 447). Young adults may or may not be aware that what they are doing on the internet can be seen by others and it can lead to positive or negative reaction from their peers. Orenstein is concerned about the younger generation and how social media could take a bad turn on things. She wants us to know that social media can damage one’s reputation depending on how it is used. Girls post pictures of themselves on the internet in order to attract positive attention from their peers, as well as others. Facebook is used as a “social norm”, meaning that people can judge and form opinions based off of what is seen in an online profile. Orenstein explains that she isn’t trying to put technology in a bad light, because she uses it to keep in contact with her friends and family. She’s mindful about what she puts…show more content…
I feel as though more and more teens of this generation are using social media in order to seek approval of attention of others. Since they are expected to use social media in a way to create an online audience, they post pictures of themselves and activities so that they can get a “yes” or “no” response from their audience. If someone posts a picture online and someone who is considered a “friend” makes a positive comment on the photo, then they have received approval of their actions. If someone makes a negative remark on the photo, then they have received disapproval. She uses various examples of how young adults use social media to create a persona of themselves, such as when girls post sexualized pictures of themselves and create avatars of themselves (Orenstein, 448). This means that how they are seen online will affect how they act in real life. When Orenstein quotes Manago by saying “the self, becomes a brand”, she means that young adults have to act in a way that is perceived to be socially acceptable by their peers, and the image of how everyone sees you. So many people today use social media, and the biggest one that is being used is Facebook. Profile pictures, albums, and statuses are things that gets posted up for anyone to comment, like, or dislike. Your “friends” on those

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