After Reading this article it got me to think that social media websites have changed young kids these days. High school is an important process for any teens; they think that it is the most important four years of their lives because there are so much that could happen in those four years. High school is a place that creates status in a hierarchy like ladder. You will know where you fit in after your freshman year and after that you go along with the ride. There are many different class statuses in high school and in order to fit in certain class you will mostly do whatever it takes to fit in to that class. Girls especially tend to create those classes and prone to label other high school students as well.
High school girls are all about the popularity and being the top of the food chain and this article is another piece of evident that shows that high school girls are all about the popularity. Being popular is a very important thing to some high school girls because it shows that they are important in that community and people like them or people known of them. Everyone enjoys being popular and being popular lets you enjoy high school better but it also puts you in the spot light and if you did something wrong then almost everyone at school will know and your reputation then is ruin. High school girls are just like lions fighting for their meals, they all fight for that spot light and because popularity is so important they will do anything for it.
In the article, the author quoted some of the girl’s statements and I feel that it was ridiculous on how far these girls would go to attract guys and for a good “facebook picture”. These girls are only thirteen to fourteen years old which are barely freshman’s in high school. With this being said what are these girls doing with their lives to make them think that they have to go through all that to look good. With technologies these days young girls are just wild out with facebook pictures and obsessed with looking good at all time to get attention while they should be focusing in actual school and it is sad to see that they do not care for anything except being popular and to look good.
In my opinion there are more to life than being popular and that high school is just a rough patch on the road that you have to go through. It is very hard to be a normal teen these days with all the technologies that we have in our hands. I was at that age once and I know how it feels to be concerned about popularity and looks but it is all temporarily and life does go on after high school. I hope that with technologies increasing young kids do not loose themselves to society and for them to not change themselves for others.
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This brief article I found was interesting considering that Google+ is growing, well that is what I thought until I read this. I do not know much about Google+ besides that they are trying to go a different way from Facebook and other social media website (which is good). Originality is what makes an idea successful but in this case I am not so sure. Perhaps people are too comfortable with Facebook that they are not willing to try something new. Or is it that they want to stay away from other social media website and only concentrate on one like Facebook.
For me personality having one account like Facebook is more than enough for me. I am a person that enjoys spending time doing other things rather than staring at a computer screen clicking the “new stories” tab every 5 minutes to see new posts. I feel that everyone set aside extra hours every day for Facebook no matter where they are. Facebook became so popular because people pay attention to it so much. So if more people start paying attention to Google + then it will be as big as Facebook, but it is still an early process so only time will tell. I having a feeling that Facebook will eventually die out like Myspace did and there will be a new trend.
Other reasons why I think Facebook is so popular is the simplistic of the concept. The layout is also clean and easy for anyone to navigate and communicate with their friends. Not like Myspace where it is all about showing off each other’s pages and the competition of “top 12” or top however big you wanted. The top friends list created a lot of problem and jealous as I remembered but people still do it. Myspace eventually died out and people moved on to Facebook so does that mean Facebook will soon solidified as well? Or will Facebook grow so big and expand so wide that it will be the dominant social site that nothing else can compete? Only time can tell.
I cannot give any opinion on Google + because I have not use website personally but I can say that there are possablity that it will grow bigger or equal to Facebook. I want to you guys to read this article and give your own opinion on what you think of where Google + or Facebook will go. Sooner or Later someone from some place will come up with another idea about a social website and perhaps that one will become big but as for now I think I will stick with Facebook only and try not to jump on the band wagon with any other social sites.
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