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Social networking and its effects In the article “Youth Rights Activists Defend Myspace Access”, Kari Lyderson aims to convince her readers that while the government is trying to ensure the nations safety, lawmakers are interfering with the privacy of many citizens such as social net workers. Lyderson makes an effective argument by using personal anecdotes, compare/ contrast techniques, and exploring a universal topic regarding two very different audiences. Lyderson starts off with using anecdotes describing the unnecessary hype regarding the misusage of myspace and face book. This technique gives readers varying viewpoints of many social networking users. It also establishes extensive credibility to a few of the adult quoters due to their personal status. For example, Alex Korokornay-Paliczm executive director of the National Youth Rights Association says, “We’re trying to get the public to understand that these websites are not traps for pedophiles; they’re really positive sites that a few isolated criminals are misusing.” By giving personal anecdotes from credible sources, the writer is grabbing the interest of both audiences, younger and elder, and establishing a logical argument. Also, the author tends to alternate anecdotes
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