As many of you may or may not know…. this blog was posted for my English 120 college class!!!!!!!!!! Shocker right, since Ive had so much fun with it. Who could’ve known this was an assignment? Well, I would never bore you guys with reading my actual ethnography paper… But you guys could definitely catch… Continue reading Research Paper Redesigned
To some, Subarus are just another car. Just another means of getting from point A to point B. But to my boyfriend, and to members of his community, Subarus are their heart, their baby, their life even. That is what intrigued me to investigate the dynamics of this discourse community. You meet someone and you… Continue reading WHY DO SUBARUS EVEN MATTER?
In older times members of any car culture were identified by the car they owned. In modern times, it is the car they own and the online community they have chosen to participate in. For example, my boyfriend – owns the 2016 Subaru STI – but also identifies with the “Subieflow” online community. (I mean… Continue reading Identified by Cars and Online Communities
My name says ‘outsider’ but that is debatable. Though I am not fully engaged in this discourse community, I am in fact learning the language, the values, the beliefs and lifestyle of it. I not only have access to my boyfriend’s knowledge – but I myself have gone to car meets and Subaru city takeovers.… Continue reading Subaru Divisions & I
scroll through your timelines before reading this Well, what did you notice? If you’re like me, or like most of the users online, your timelines are crowded with people like you. Similarities shared may be: ethnicity sports/ sport teams financial background cars gender orientation beliefs So whats the issue? The issue is we are encircled… Continue reading What Our Social Media Tells Us About Ourselves
Let’s start off with the simple undeniable fact that all three of these things can exist without the internet. (I mean the idea of mermaids has been around since the ancient world, so on so forth) BUT….. We can’t deny that all three of these things has gained an even stronger, wider group of followers… Continue reading MERMAIDS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, CAR CULTURES: WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?
Like Laurie Penny, the author of “Cybersexism”, I too have had first hand experience at what it means to be a female in the internet world. I remember secretly forming a Facebook profile at the age of 13, unaware of the ‘appropriate’ way to act on a social media platform of that nature. But trust… Continue reading SEX: is it the only power women hold online?