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Extra Post #2

3 Mar

Response to Prissy Perceptions Bill of Rights Post

First of all, I find it very amusing that two people can have the same exact reasons (almost) for supporting or not supporting the same thing. In today’s day and age it’s rare to find two statements whose owners’ don’t jump down each others throats for disagreeing. For example, after reading Prissy Perceptions post about social media I had to laugh. I felt the exact opposite for pretty much the same reasons. In an age of digital media, pop culture, wars on terrorism, a new administration and a population obsessed with keeping up the Joneses, it still amazes me that people can think so much alike while still having differing opinions. And, quite frankly, I think it’s great. Not to sound cliche, but isn’t that why we live in America? Why we are able to contribute to social media? Have freedom of the internet and our first amendment rights? It’s not often anymore that two individuals can have such differing views for the same reasons. In my earlier post about an internet Bill of Rights, I said that absolutely, there should be one. It’sworked well enough for the USA for the last 200 + years, and I think a virtual Bill of Rights would be a great thing for internet users. It could protect our basics rights to the things we post to the internet – usually for friends, family or colleagues to see – and allow us the freedom to delve deeper into social media without being frightened we will be taken advantage of. Prissy Perceptions feels the same way – only her reasons support her opinion that a Bill of Rights would not be a good thing for the world wide web. She feels that (for my same reasons) our ability to go forth and conquer the internet should be kept undiluted. No Bill of Rights – because rules go against social media and its creations. While I may not agree with her end opinion – how many of us can honestly say we feel a certain way about something and can respect our “rival” when he or she feels the other way for the same reasons?

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