Welcome to the Blog

This is the main Blog, in which we will be discussing the course’s key questions and concepts. Head over to the Projects page for discussion concerning your Twitter fiction work.

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  1. The styles of both @DeepDrumpf and King Bach’s vines both demonstrate the style of appeal for people on many different social media accounts. They are both quick, vines were only six seconds long, and the tweets are relatively short. They provide their audience with materials that they find to be funny and entertaining. Also, they represent the key behind being successful on social media today. Material that is short and catchy to a specific audience will catch on and spread with the rest of the world.

  2. I really thought that the Zola story shows the down side of louder voices on the web. While social media can promote many messages, it can also allow for corporations simply looking for profit to gain an entrance into the creative process. In the case of Aziah Wells, she is being shut out from her own writing project. Furthermore, the personal part of her story, her own experiences, are being rewritten by white men. I think that this is the type of story erasure that is beginning to take place more and more in media. Because the outright replacing of characters of color is becoming less acceptable. However, by having a team of white men write the script, they can take out parts that either they don’t like or that they do not think is important. This can add in to the idea of the white savior trope as well, which can be seen in many movies starring black women and men. It is best described by Seth Meyer’s skit, which had input from one of his main writers, Amber Ruffian. I think that the reading this week really depressed me to be honest, but hopefully the Zola story will create enough commotion to allow the industry to change the way it tells the stories of black women and all minorities.

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