Week 7.1 – What media story is getting your attention? (due before class on M, Oct 15)

Today we are talking about digital culture and global storytelling. Take a plunge and tell us what story got your attention this week and why. How is it presented in social media, particularly on Twitter? Connections with class readings are always welcome!

16 thoughts on “Week 7.1 – What media story is getting your attention? (due before class on M, Oct 15)

  1. One story that grabbed my attention this week was the swearing in of Justice Kavanaugh. I think that allegations against Kavanaugh were real and were treated as if they had no truth or mattered in his situation, the situation being the fact that he was nominated for the highest court in the US with a life tenure. Kavanaugh has the potential to change the Supreme Court because of his conservative record that could lead to minimized access to abortion, slowed expansion of gay rights, stronger gun rights, etc, and the public has turned to soial media as a way to display their opinions, one platform being Twitter.
    The swearing-in of Justice Kavanaugh created a hashtag, #kavanaugh, where you can find the most recent and popular tweets surrounding this topic, which was also a trending topic. It’s mainly presented in the media as a bad thing, a concern for the American people and the fate of their country. The media highlights the sexual harassment allegations made by 3 separate women, all during his teenage-young adult years. Articles, videos, and other forms of media also talk about his views against abortion, his beliefs in traditional relationships, and opinion in the protection of gun rights.
    In the sense of Twitter, a lot of people used #kavanaugh to present their displeasure in his conformation and now seat at the Supreme Court, regardless of the allegations and the way his vote can affect Americans in the future. People claimed the situation didn’t have a proper investigation and was somewhat pushed aside, and treated like sexual assault had no reason to be apart of his ability to be a Supreme Court Justice. Twitter only has 280 characters available in a single tweet, (which is limiting-especially on such a controversial topic) but also an option for threads. If it’s a news outlet, they attach their original news stories to their tweets as a way to get the most information out to the public.
    In conclusion, Brett Kavanaugh has become a household name in North America, but not for good things. He is seen as the man who shouldn’t have gotten in, but did, regardless of the claims of sexual assault and his conservative views. Being a judge that was endorsed by Trump, it should be a red flag on top of that because his swearing in is one more step to the US becoming “Trumps America.” Twitter is one of the main ways this topic is being talked about and is an easy way to do it.

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  2. #Thursdaythoughts

    I usually browse Twitter by using Tweenten – which is a powerful, column-based interface for a desktop that helps you keep track of everything what is happening on Twitter. When I first opened up Tweenten this afternoon, #Thursdaythoughts – the most tweeted hashtag has captivated my eyes. #Thursdaythoughts is a thought for the day that gives you a positive inspiration to start with your day. An inspirational thought does not limit to Thursday, any day of the week can be tweeted on Twitter, such as #Mondaythoughts or #Tuesdaythoughts. A #Thursdaythoughts can be anything, a moment of feeling, a story, or a thought of media. #Thursdaythought also can be presented by a picture, a song, a GIF, or a few pieces of tweets composed of a series of hashtags.

    In the article “I Tweet Honestly, I Tweet Passionately,” Marwick and Boyd mention that “Every participant in a communicative act has an imagined audience. Audiences are not discrete; when we talk, we think we are speaking only to the people in front of us or on the other end of the telephone, but this is in many ways a fantasy (Marwick and Boyd, 2010).” I can relate this experience when people tweet #Thursdayinspiration on their Twitter. The tweet you post sounds like you are making an inspirational speech on stage. Then, the spotlight is on you and you are excited to tell everyone about how wonderful it is to know these wise word. You assume that your audience, who are in front of you, like you, need this daily nutrition for the brain.

    On top of that, “The idea of the ‘audience’ as a stable entity that congregates around a media object has been displaced with the ‘interpretive community’, ‘fandom’, and ‘participatory culture’, concepts that assume small, active, and highly engaged groups of people who don’t just consume content but produce their own as well (Baym, 1999; Jenkins, 2005).” Therefore, an inspirational tweet generates an interpersonal interaction to help people create a connection. By engaging a trend on Twitter, people select tweets that resonate with them the most. This encourages them to build on their ideas – like a ripple effect.

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  3. Twitter is nowadays a most trending social media where most of the people share their views , politicians tweet about their upcoming events and announcements and many more things. Twitter also connect people with each other and the people also show their opinions own famous people’s thoughts by commenting on their posts.
    A lot of tweets that go viral claim that amassing retweets will cause some actual good in the real world. So it was with this tweet , which said the dog food company pedigree would provide a meal to a canine for each retweet so I like this story about tweet that on every retweet pedigree will donate one bowl of dog food to dogs indeed as I can relate this story with our reading where the author talk about the retweet , Tweets are also spread further when participants repost tweets through their accounts . This practice, commonly referred to as ‘retweeting’ , can introduce content to new audiences ( boyd et al. , 2010) . Additionally it is not uncommon for people to forward tweets via email or by copying and pasting them into new communication channels.
    Last but not the least Networked media brings the changes Meyrowitz described to interpersonal interactions. In sites like Twitter and Facebook, social contexts we used to imagine as separate co-exist as parts of the network. In combining public- facing and interpersonal interactions, the networked audience creates new opportunities for connection, as well as new tensions and conflicts.

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  4. A media story that caught my attention this week was the recorded mocking of “Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, before the Senate Judiciary Committee” (CNN) by the United States president, Donald J Trump. During his campaign rally in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump began imitating Ford’s testimony, ridiculing her for not knowing certain aspects of the night she claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. He made these claims despite taking account for the major gap in time and how, “forgetting is difficult [for survivors of sexual assault], remembering is worse”(anonymous). In no way, shape or form, should anyone ever blame a survivor. Even if their claims are not yet proven, anyone claiming that they have been sexually assaulted; no matter their gender, sexual orientation or race, should ever be ignored or mocked. Therefore, someone as entitled as the United States President, should NEVER, be so ignorant and shamelessly offensive towards anyone. Especially not towards a unforchantly, large community of people who have survived unwanted sexual activity, casting doubt on their experiences. To relate this to the age of digital media, we are now able to get live updates from such a scandal, also having the power to give our own opinions. This creates publics. The one I am apart of politically is left-wing views. I try to find unbiased news, but I socialize virtually among those who share my opinions and support my ideas. For the Kavanaugh case, I have been focusing on CNN coverage, pleased with how they recognize Trump’s immaturity and hurtful actions/words towards those who have accused someone of sexual assault, and his inappropriate talk on the #himtoo movement (siding with it and giving it his support). In conclusion, I feel not only disgusted, but I genuinely appreciate the #timesup movement and #metoo.

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  5. One very popular story that has garnered a lot of attention is from a youtube series. A long-time youtube star, Shane Dawson has been doing a series on Jake Paul, who has been doing just as well as Shane with their viewership and subscriptions even though he has only been on youtube for four years compared to Shane’s ten years. As covered by Diana Swain on CBC ( https://bit.ly/2OmVspw ) this sudden rise of fame has been attributed to Jake’s rambunctious antics on his videos that are done without much regard for people’s safety. This has led some people with backgrounds in psychology to label him a sociopath, someone who is unable to feel empathy towards others. Some people see this as controversial however, as very few of these people have any formal education in this area. The rest is just speculation.

    This is not just a conversation between the two vloggers, however. This has also dragged their fans, their public (Warner, 2002) groups, into the conflict. The people that watch Shane have been with him a long time and know him to be an honest public figure. So when he collaborates with a public entity like Jake who has been known as crazy and flippant. there was a lot of concern. Jake’s public group was once a counterpublic as well, since it was a small group of fans that had come over from Vine which is now nonexistent. Because of the weird way this public was formed, it is full of fans who love him sincerely and want to see him change, and those who just love the drama that comes with the personality he is on screen.

    With both the figureheads and the fans in the fray, it shows how distinct the public entity is from their public, and how even that public is splintered on their feelings about the entity. This has been evident in this recent series, where many voices of the public all demand different things of their entity, and that this kind of content demands more than the mere attention, but active interaction of the public.

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  6. A story that grabbed my attention this week was the mystery surrounding journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance after he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul early this October (Global News). This week, the plot thickened as reports began to surface claiming that Khashoggi had been killed, and had recorded his own death on his Apple Watch (Global News). According to Global News, the journalist had been openly critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his Washington Post column, going as far as saying that the prince is “acting like Putin” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/11/05/saudi-arabias-crown-prince-is-acting-like-putin/?utm_term=.5b27057987a8). Those who believe that Khashoggi is dead suggest that the Saudi Crown Prince may have killed him to silence him.

    In his article “From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage: The Dark Power of Social Media,” Andrew Lam touches on the dangers of spreading claims over social media, explaining that “through the digital world, people can attain real power to speak beyond their own biological and geographical constrains” (Lam). He continues by saying that the power social media gives its users could end up inciting true dangers against them, using Julian Assange, who created Wikileaks and is now a wanted man in America, as an example (Lam). In fact, this could be true for all those who make claims on the internet, from President Trump to the average comment section troll. And with platforms like Twitter, where posts can be retweeted countless times over, it’s easy for stories to spread out of reach, spiral out of control, and land in the wrong hands–as is the case of Khashoggi, whose claims over his opinion column may have gotten him killed.

    Khashoggi’s disappearance has caused a stir on Twitter: The hashtag #khashoggi came up with all kinds of results, from Trump Jr. retweeting a post that suggested Khashoggi was a supporter of “jihadist”, to the teary posts from his colleagues at the Washington Post. Social media has once again created a deep, complicated web where the true facts are hard to distinguish. Was Khashoggi actually killed by an extremist government? Or is he in cahoots with al-Qaeda? Honestly, with such an onslaught of information, who knows at this point! In her article “I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience,” Alice E. Marwick describes this web by explaining Twitter’s seemingly endless pathways. She says, “Tweets can be posted and read on the web, through SMS, or via third-party clients written for desktop computers, smartphones, and other devices. These different access methods allow for instant postings of photos, on-the-ground reports, and quick replies to other users” (Marwick). Since Twitter’s main communication methods are public (Marwick), anyone can see anything that a user posts, any time, anywhere. And that’s just on Twitter. News articles, videos, comments, tweets, podcasts; really, any digital storytelling medium under the sun is being used to spread this journalist’s disappearance. This flexibility is a double-edged sword: while, for example, political writers can call out corrupt governments and spread their messages far and wide with an ease humanity has never known before, this can also ruin someone’s life. Hell, it can take it.

    In conclusion, because of the power and freedom that social media gives its users, stories are easily tangled and stretched in all kinds of directions. Even dangerous ones. If I’ve gotten anything from these readings and from delving into social media, it’s that we really need to take care and consider what we’re posting before we do so. We need to evaluate the risks and repercussions (not just to ourselves, but to those around us as well) and decide if we’re truly ready to face them.

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  7. One of the biggest media stories that has caught my attention, particularly in the past 2 years, is white people calling the cops on people of colour, specifically on the black community. With the election of Trump as president there has been a rise in acceptance for being outwardly racist towards people of colour. And as we are all aware, the power that comes with law enforcement has forever been against black people. The knowledge of the numerous police shootings and brutality combined with the social acceptance of being outwardly racist has been the cause for many white people to falsely call the police.
    Social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram have been incredibly helpful to make it rapidly known of these false accusations. Everyone owns a cellphone and with it a camera, we are able to film the whole altercation and instantly upload that info online. With so much evidence on file there is little to no room for law enforcement to make mistakes and to take advantage of these situations. Majority of people including law enforcement are now realizing the power that white people have in making small incidents or situations they have curated out of their own prejudice into what usually ends in fatal altercations with the police.
    Historically law enforcement has not benefited black people, but has been a strong sense of relief for white people. When a white person calls police they have a completely different experience to that of a black person. They are believed, trusted, and respected. The chance of a white person to call law enforcement again is very high. There is a lower rate of calls from black people due to this difference in experience, and the incredibly high chances of the experience ending in a jail or death. White people take advantage of this healthy relationship they possess with law enforcement and hence are not worried about lying, knowing full well they will benefit from the police’s presence.
    In conclusion, Twitter and Instagram are largely to thank for the revealing of such behaviour. Although there is still the upsetting fact that people with believe what they choose to believe, these platforms and the people posting these altercations are making it harder and harder to deny the truth of what is happening when white people take advantage of their racial privilege. Recently there has been a call by many to enlist a new law that enacts some form of punishment whenever someone makes a false complaint to the police. We need a system that benefits everyone not just white privilege.

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  8. A favourite story of mine in the news lately is Canada’s impending legalization of cannabis!

    Come the seventeenth of October, 2018, Canada will allow the nationwide consumption of marijuana for the first time since 1923. While, in the past, Canada had legislated the medical use of pot (July 2001), and attempted to decriminalize (all the bills failed for various reasons), it is just now that it will be legal for all walks of life.

    Bill C-45, the “Cannabis Act”, will effectively decriminalize and legalize the consumption of cannabis for recreational use by the public. While controversial, it was something Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister, had promised during his campaign for the 2015 federal election. It was no surprise when the bill first came into the House of Commons and advanced through to the Senate. As for what the bill allows, regarding personal use, you will be allowed to grow a maximum of four plants and produce your own edibles (for personal consumption). Packaging from retail will be strictly regulated, having to include factual numbers such as THC levels.

    Once official legalization occurs, Canada will be the second nation to fully legalize the formerly illicit substance – behind Uruguay.

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  9. I think social media is day by day becoming popular. Everyone uses different types of social medias to share their feelings, views etc. Tweeter is also one of them which people use to share things. In my view mostly celebrities use tweeters to tweet about their movies or something related to their professional or sometimes personal life. I don’t use tweeter much but recently I was seeing some tweets actually really hilarious ones. One girl tweeted “If you love someone, set him free then shoot him on his ankle at the count of three” and I was really like what was this. This is somewhat related to our article like when we write things like #fridaymotivation other people may think that you must be written something motivational but when they read it is mostly about you and your life. So where’s the motivation.
    But their was one thread or you can say a story on tweeter which really fascinated me. A girl named Etaf Kawaldeh wants to highlight black Muslims around the world. She wants to tell people about their history. She told that figures like Mohammed Ali, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King are great black people in the history. She said: “When making this thread, I decided that I would do so in order to educate as many people as possible about black Muslim history from all over Africa and the Middle East, by including figures such as Nigerian Princess Nana Asma’u and her father, as well as King Armah An-Najashi of Abyssinia. This is the best thing I liked on twetter because I have always seen people criticizing or being racist towards black people. So it is good that she wants to highlight black muslims by telling everyone about their history and the great works done by the black muslims. By this everyone gets to know about a new religion and this will for sure change perspectives of many people towards black Muslims.

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  10. This couple of weeks are the last ones to register to vote on the mid-term US elections, and most of the US celebrities I follow where rallying for people to get registered (I am part of the audience of those who advocate for diversity and inclusivity). Scrolling through the twitter accounts, I discovered @whenweallvote as one of the most popular and celebrity-supported ones. 1
    Their profile banner has a mosaic of celebrities that have become spokespersons of the importance of voting, “some of America’s most trusted voices” as they call them on their website. 2 It is fascinating to see how the people behind that twitter account has a clear understanding of their audience, and even when they claim to be a nonpartisan organization, the celebrities that participate in those rallies and media campaigns are recognized for being openly democrats.
    Twitter affords dynamic and interactive identity presentation to unknown audiences. The potential diversity of readership on Twitter ruptures the ability to vary self- presentation based on audience, and thus manage discrete impressions. (Marwick and Boyd, 2010).
    @Whenweallvote user has that in consideration by choosing whom they are working with, but also how they are going to keep the conversation going about voting. On their facebook page, a two-minute video of Michelle Obama’s speech at Chaparral High school is going viral, but her actual speech was almost 30 minutes long.
    The strategic use of Twitter to maintain followers, or to create and market a “personal brand,” is part of a larger social phenomenon of using social media instrumentally for self-conscious commodification. In this process, strategically appealing to followers becomes a carefully calculated way to market oneself. (Hearn, 2008; Lair at al.,2005) So the content is curated in both language and format since the speech is delivered until how and what pieces of it are selected as hooks to gather more followers.

    1. https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote
    2.https://www.whenweallvote.org/about-us/

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  11. Social media is becoming a huge part of our everyday lives, whether or not we activity notice or take part in it. It is being used in almost every aspect of our day to day routines, becoming the first thing we check when we wake up, the first thing we do when we have five minutes to spare, and the last thing we see before going to sleep. Twitter is one of the most established among the media platforms, catering to almost everyone’s individual interests, hobbies and passions. Twitter is so widespread because it is so versatile. It is a space to host political debate, a space in which people can interact about shared interests, and a space where influencers of all kinds can interact with their followings on an ‘even playing field.’ So many of my family and friends use social media platforms to follow influencers like celebrities or content producers like authors. However so many of them also use twitter to follow world news, or political stories. When someone goes to login to twitter, its tagline is actually “See what’s happening in the world right now” and “Follow your interests, Hear what people are talking about, Join the conversation.”
    Twitter ultimately gives people the freedom to comment on any topic of conversation. One trending hashtag that caught my attention the past few days was that of the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. I was shocked at some of the tweets I saw concerning this topic, and already how many memes were trending. One of twitters stereotypes is religiously following influencers lives, and gossiping on a grand scale. In the BBC article ‘The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump’ written by Polly Mosendz talks about a twitter user who is using her account and dialogue she starts to get some sort of reaction from Trump. “The person behind @TrumpsGucciGirl, who asked not to be identified by her real name, can claim the ultimate achievement for a Trump loyalist on Twitter: an interaction with @realDonaldTrump.’ Although many people deny using twitter for purposes like discussing gossip, it made me think of @TrumpsGucciGirl, who is a perfect illustrator of what twitter is really being used for today. People use the ‘even playing field’ to try and interact with the people they follow. No matter how twitter is advertised, people mostly use it to follow and interact with people they think are worth following.

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  12. This week I’ve been following #musicmodernizationact. It’s an epic piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law last Thursday. “It accomplishes three key things: making sure songwriters and artists receive royalties on songs recorded before 1972; allocating royalties for music producers; and updating licensing and royalty rules for streaming services to pay rights-holders in a more streamlined fashion, via a new, independent entity” (Amy X. Wang, Rolling Stone, 2018).

    Thinking that this news was too good to be true I did a little investigating. “Even though knowledge is ‘accessible’, it does not mean it is accessed” (Georgina Kenyon, The Man Who Studies the Spread of Ignorance, 2016).

    I found it interesting that most of the tweets I read regarding this issue had a disclaimer from the tweeter clarifying that they did not support Trump except in this one instance. “To appeal to broad audiences, some popular Twitter users maintained that they had to continually monitor and meet the expectations of their followers” (Marwick and Boyd, I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately, 2010). It appeared that they needed to qualify this fact so as not to alienate any followers that might mistake them for a Trump supporter.

    I did search for a definitive counterpublic to the Act but could not find one. Its hard to argue the benefits that have been a long time coming. “Ordinary people are presumed not to want to be mistaken for the kind of person that would participate in this kind of talk” (Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics, 2002). Even “The Haters” (Polly Mosendz, The Seven Types of People Who Tweet at Trump, 2017) seemed to be leaving Trump alone on this one.

    The signing news was overshadowed by Kanye West’s meeting with Trump later the same day on all the social networks I looked at. Even in the New York Times Online it was a footnote. Trump’s shenanigans and missteps are bigger headlines and are shared and retweeted more than his good works. I’m not ready to get on the Trump bandwagon (disclaimer) but maybe he’s not all bad. Maybe he’s just a victim of his own publics.

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  13. A news story that has really caught my attention is the suspension of two of the biggest UFC fighters, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. With UFC 229 being the most anticipated fight of 2018 fans were expecting a lot from this fight, whether you were a fan of McGregor, Khabib or just interested in the fight, all fans could say that it was interesting to say the least. Although the actual fight may not have been as exciting as people wanted the aftermath is really what caught most people’s attention. With fights from both sides trainers and coaches breaking out including Khabib jumping into the to fight it really blew up the Twitter world. After this fight there were three main type of views/opinions you could find on social media and that was the McGregor fans, Khabib fans and news and commentary from the fight. With both sets of fans arguing about the fight and lack of respect from each side on social media, Twitter really saw fans begin to choose their sides. Since we saw fans begin to choose sides this could be related to publics as Twitter user were breaking up into sections of likeminded individuals to tweet and argue about what they believed in. I think this is a key contributor that drew me to the story as I am a fan of sports including UFC, I found it interesting to see what people were thinking as well as seeing people responses to those thoughts. When reading all the content on my time line I was really given a mixed bag of opinions and thoughts from people who understand the sports and from people who just want to write something, so it can be read. After looking at all the information I took in from my social media feeds I found that there were sources that could be trusted as well as some that couldn’t and that was what the reader really had to decipher.

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  14. In the present day, Twitter is one of the leading social media platforms where young people share their views, politicians post information about their events, announcements, and achievements in their political life. Twitter helps to connect peoples view from others by commenting on their post. Viral tweets have been noted to have some actual good in the real world. So it was this tweet that caught my attention that young people participate less in the democratically run organization, they show less faith in democracy itself. About a 25% of the USA Millennial claims that democracy is not an excellent way to run a country (Andrew, 2012). The millennial have less faith in democracy, which made them vote for the anti-established parties and candidates that do not regard democracy as a way to run the country.
    The fate of democracy is embraced by a large number of millennial with their different views. They have even opposed to the democratic institution leading to the young citizens to have little or none knowledge about democracy. The young citizens lack direct experience from their seniors and the fighting of regimes such as fascism and communism. This reason would lead young people to vote for candidates who may erode key elements of the liberal democracy. All in all, social media seem to be providing vital grounds through which people share vital information on issues that are affecting their daily lives in the country. The millennials are using Twitter and other social media to run their campaigns regarding the administration of the country.
    Reference
    Andrew, L. (2012). From Arab Spring to Autumn Rage: The Dark Power of Social Media. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-lam/social-media-middle-east-protests-_b_1881827.html

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  15. A certain story caught my eye today when I was on twitter today, and it was in fact quite gruesome. I first noticed the story while on the explore page for twitter and it came from a new source called “WTVC News Channel Nine”. Their headline read “Four men are dead after an argument broke out at a birthday party in Texas for a toddler”. At first I was absolutely appalled and upon reading the article I still was, as you probably would be as well. The altercation as they described occured in Taft, a small town of about 3000 in Texas. As I said four men were killed, but another man was injured and airlifted to Corpus Christi, another town in Texas about 12 miles north of Taft. News sources claim that the incident occurred because two families had an altercation that led to an argument. Authorities stated that they do not yet know what the argument was about, but they are working on finding two suspects who were involved in the shooting. This is the 190th mass shooting in the United States since 2009, since 2009 the state of Texas has had more mass shootings than any other state (22). The party itself was for a one year old boy and I’m sure will leave a lasting impact on everyone who attended and will have a very large impact on any children who were in attendance, especially those who may have lost their parents or any parental figure during the shooting. Authorities have one suspect in custody and another, the man’s father, is also a suspect, but he had not yet been arrested. The four men killed were Juan Espinoza Sr., Juan Sandoval III, Jeremy Sandoval and Nicky Sandoval, the last three are all Juan Espinoza Sr’s grandson’s and the children of Juan Espinoza Jr. Who evidently was the fifth man that was airlifted to the hospital in Corpus Christie. This was a clear attack at that specific family and not a random act of violence, it may have been broken out by the argument mentioned earlier, but I seriously doubt that one argument is enough to drive anybody to kill four men.

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  16. This week i read a story about a family from California. The couple have three boys and one girl. In the summer of 2018, the family decided to host a young Colombian child for a month.
    Sebastian, an 11-year-old boy from Colombia, has no biological family of his own. In the month that Sebastian came to live with them, the family went on numerous adventures. He integrated with the family very easy. When the month was up and Sebastian had to go back home, the family was devastated, the kids loved Sebastian and they didn’t want him to leave. The parents felt the same way also so they decided that they wanted to adopt him. When they asked him if he would like to join the family, he burst into tears and said yes.

    After i read this, I started to cry non-stop, it got my attention because I have a dream to adopt a kid between older than 5 years old, that don’t have much chances to be adopted. This history create on me a positive feeling make me feel confident about my decision.

    This story was sent for me in facebook from a friend that knows I have the dream to adopt a kid. I look the source of this story an I find at http://www.happiest.net. This website just have happy stories. Marwick wrote in her article “tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users,
    context collapse, and the imagined audience”, page 2 – “Every participant in a communicative act has an imagined audience.” . Comparing this website with twitter or facebook, its much easier to imagine how is our public and what kind of stories to post to get the public attention.

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