Mentor: Emily Adams
October 2, 2013
You are not my Friend and A Brother's Murder
" You are not my own friend” by simply Joel Stein and " A friends murder” by simply Brent Worn are great reports. Narratives, they both notify a story as well as recount several events. A single tells a tale of a unhappy experience that eventually contributes to something confident and the additional story speaks of the distress of someone towards an online online friend which he does not really think about a friend because it is virtual and never personal. Both stories happen to be relatable. We all have the opinions and private thoughts on social networking friendship websites. And we every want anything we must work hard for.
In the short story entitled " Anyone with my friend”, the author Joel Stein talks about his opinions about social media and all the so called " friends” online and writes his story to these virtual close friends. His message in this tale is that these so called " friends” that we get online about Facebook and MySpace and so forth are not actually your friend. They are in most cases, someone it is likely you saw a couple of times or a simple friend that only post of their life or what they want to portray their very own life to become like. You will find likes and dislikes, favorite things, everyday descriptions of what they are performing and in whose opinions are very clear and out there regarding everything. But we experience as we know they more than each of our actual acquaintances that we spend more time with. He starts his tale by taking a short blast into the past and discussing just how much easier points were once social media was just faraway ideas for the future. When we did not know these details about the so called friends and the only way to communicate was through a simple phone call. It almost seems as if Stein liked it better when ever these social websites failed to exist. This individual describes these pages since having a " public promise of friendship on good friend based websites”. Stein goes on and even humor about his virtual close friends being a little bit aggressive...