Face up to Social Media

Reading through Jurgenson’s piece of work “the IRL Fetish,” it is a clear reflection of our daily interaction with social media. The author clearly illustrates the impact of media platforms and devices, such as mobile phones, to help us access the media. Thanks to the use of social media, the world has now become a big family, and people have been so close to each other so far. No matter how far away it is, people can communicate and socialize effectively. The author creatively presents his ideas and makes it clear of what he is discussing. He can give a clear explanation, and an individual can relate the issue being discussed with something more familiar. The use of personification and metaphor perfected his work, and I was sure to use these styles in my writing so that I can emphasize my points using figurative language.

The use of personification has been fascinating in the essay. Jurgenson personifies twitter and Instagram as having lips and eyes respectively. Someone who might not be able to understand these terms can easily relate their functions and importance by merely comparing them to the lips and eyes. The use of this rhetoric feature helps everyone understand what discussion is all about irrespective of an individual's age. A metaphor is another useful style that the author has used to spice it up the essay and make more sense to the readers. In the article he states that “Facebook is real life,” this statement emphasizes the significance of Facebook. Life is precious and can only be real if an individual is comfortable and enjoying it; hence the metaphor makes Facebook a precious application that should be adopted by individuals. The use of personification and metaphor made his work amazing and was sure to use these styles in my writing so that I can emphasize my points using figurative language. As a student, I have noted how fellow students love to use personification and metaphor in their communication, and I thought that it would be more familiar to my audience if I used the same. I also thought that these features would reflect well on my personality because I am the type of person who loves imitating objects as I make fun. The use of parenthesis is also evident in the essay; some of the information would not have made sense without additional information. Jurgenson’s first paragraph, for instance, he states “emails are just a few taps away or pushed directly to your buzzing and chirping computer- anachronistically still called a phone.” The additional information clarifies the information given.

Jurgenson explains how many other writers have emphasized the importance of being offline as a way of building up relationships. He criticizes them for thinking that being offline means not being online. He pointed out how individuals used the Internet for offline transactions and pointed out that giving up online use is ancestral, unrealistic a

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