Generation like

Consider “likes” as a currency or a personal validation and empowerment and what it means for yourself and people of your generation to be “liked”. What are the rewards and/or dangers of placing value on “likes” and potential “fame” on social media?

Placing “likes” as the currency  of your validation can have various effects on your life. For instance the group of kids in the Generation Like video were simply looking for likes and the more likes they have the better they feel or the more “friends” they have. If they then don’t get those likes that can lead to the opposite response.

Consider companies using the social media on your generation to promote products. Some might say you’re being used; some might talk about selling out; what do you think?

I think that the consumer is responsible for knowing if they are getting played by a company. People need to know how to determine whether a source is credible or not.

Most Liked

This was the gofa dodgeball tournament two years ago

The people who liked it where my friend group

This was special because it was with some of my best friends

Pretty much to humiliate peter hansel because our pool all went 1-1 and it was decided by rock paper scissors and peter didn’t put anything out. Can you tell im still upset?

Credibility

Stone, Brad. “Uber hires NASA veteran as it explores technology of flying cars.” bloomberg.com. 06 Feb. 2017. Web. 08 Feb. 2017

This article was how NASA engineer Matt Moore moved to Uber after publishing a white paper on the feasibility of flying cars. Uber’s vision is that you would take a traditional Uber to a docking bay and then fly to the docking bay closest to your destination. This source (Bloomberg.com) is reliable as they are a widespread news source that reports consistently on stories well. The author, Brad Stone, is a graduate of Columbia University and is a Senior Executive Editor at Bloomberg News so he is a credible author. Our class has been talking about credibility recently in class and the need to be able to interpret bias and click bait from actual news. This article isn’t overtly biased and has a listed author who is credible.

Wong, Raymond. “Apple rumored to remove even more buttons on the new Iphone.” mashable.com. 08 Feb. 2017. Web. 08 Feb. 2017.

This article described how, acording to their reports, Apple is planning on not having any buttons at all on the new Iphone 8. They would be replaced with heat sensors, thus helping to waterproof the phone. Mashable is a tech site however in this article the author doesn’t list is source for the announcement and this is a big blow to his credibility as there is no way to verify his statements. The author himself is the senior tech editor at Mashable but besides that he has no other work experience so he is not a very credible source. All in all this article is remarkable in that it puts for some big claims but has nothing to back them up. This article in contrast to the one above is what the credibility education is for, there is no reason to trust this article as it has nothing to back it up.