Reading Response #6- Youth & Media

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Spencer Sher 6342841 November 5 th , 2012 Krista Riley Youth & Media Reading Response #6 Imaging, Keyboarding, and Posting Identities: Young People and New Media Technologies By: Sandra Weber and Claudia Mitchell My biggest issue with this weeks article is with the second case study, which involved a young girl named Walia, an African refugee living in London. Using digital media to, “represent themselves as they want to be seen and heard: as individuals with hopes, histories, ideas, and dreams” (Weber & Mitchell, 32) Walia's story revolved around her “passionate feelings” for her cell phone. We may assume in this case that perhaps all this young girl had to her name was a cell phone, but the way in which she describes her affection for it is shocking. Walia seems to love her cell phone more than anything else in the entire world, even saying, “I love my phone. I love it enough to risk my life for it” (Weber & Mitchell, 32). It is a cell phone! Pieces of plastic and metal put together so that you may call people at will for a monthly fee. I hardly find this a suitable example of something that could define a
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