Day 8: April 17, 2008
Another day, another entry. I suppose that's a redundant statement, since obviously.... it's... a... new entry?
11:15am, and Dr. Stern is calling everyone's attention. And she has it. Which is a good thing.
Today's the last day of identity discussion:
We're talking about the 3rd person chatting phenomenon back in the 80s/90s. Something like this:
"Tithian the Great ordered coke, without ice, like everybody else.
Gemini is jealous because he can't play roulette."
It's kind of funny since in World of Warcraft you can still do this....
People really did fall for each other in the 3rd person. Har har!
OK so during this discussion we're talking about meeting people online versus real life. I guess I should point out some facts.*
*This means they're facts to ME, not necessarily anyone else.
1.) OK, so for the LAST TIME, yes, it IS possible for people to find love online.
2.) If the person you meet in real life isn't the person they were online, this is probably NORMAL. I, for example, am much cooler in real life.
OK, so we've had that out. I feel lots better.
Does language matter? Yes it matters. To what degree? Does it matter if I say "I could care less" vs "I couldn't care less?" You know what I mean in both cases, right?
I think it matters. I tend to judge people's intelligence based on their quality of speech and text. Should I not be so judgmental? Bah. Rediculous. Theirs definately not a precident being set, and you should judg people on there spellings. So they're!
Bad jokes aside, I think it's REALLY funny which students addressed this point: the students who are capable of well-spoken English! After all, it would be pretty ironic if people discussing language were speaking junky English.
Overall, an interesting discussion class. Perhaps not anything particularly new, but it's always good to get students involved. Usually the first thing I think of when it comes to my fellow students is my favorite word, - apathy! Perhaps journalism students are just more vocal? I know I am.