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How can you possibly get catfished in the 21st century?

Fake online identity and scammers have been a major issue on social media throughout the 21st century, it’s been a major problem in the past mainly in the 2000’s but as for today it has slowly declined due the new modern technology we have people are less likely to get fooled with a fake identity on social media. But the problem still exists today even though it’s not as an issue as it was a decade ago. Relationships would build mainly through communicated on the phone or on a social media platform back in the day, but for today if two people meet online and they have interest on one another we have face timing so you can actually verify the person you saw in a visual picture is the right person you fell in love with. Sadly there a people who can easily be fooled with a fake online identity without actually using the modern technology we have or the person may not know anything about the modern technology we have including face timing and etc… long-term relationships sometimes occur just by meeting someone online one of those people can possibly create a fake online identity to get enough out of the person they fell in love with, which can create a major problem in the end when the person who has been catfished finds out they’ve also fell in love with a scammer. This can create mental problems including depressions, anxiety, and can really upset the person really bad. It’s really a sad thing to be witnessing fake online identity and people being catfished on social media, this issue was well-known and common a decade ago but since we have all these modern technologies today, we should be less naive of this issue and should be more educated about fake online identity. It’s very time-consuming for a person who falls in love with a scammer on social media, that person could have done something more productive and beneficial for themselves the whole time they have been catfished. We need more people in this world to represent us and what we believe in so we should limit social media scammers or the government should enforce stricter laws that prohibits a person from wasting someone’s time using fake online identity to fraud someone.

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YouTube in 2017

YouTube was launched in May 2005, YouTube displays millions of videos discovered or made by You-tuber’s or people who subscribe a particular video that they saw and fascinated them which made them share that piece of video content with the large audience. Youtube is big company that allows anyone to publish a video of sort it can be comedy, entertainment, and music. Mainly people who publishes videos on youtube are youtubers their main job is to get the audience’s attention on their videos they post or publish on youtube. The company has evolved and changed over time and every year more and more people join youtube for a career or anything else. Youtube is very diverse it has all different types of videos published by different youtubers some content they publish include music, comedy, love, fantasy, mystery, horror, adventure and many more. I feel like the biggest advantage of youtube is if you miss something on an episode or tv show you can mostly likely watch the highlights and recap of that particular video without stressing. 10 years ago youtube was mostly used for music but, as for today youtube has many different genres that can be used to display anything other than music.

Catfish

Getting cat-fished was a major problem 10 years ago, mainly because technology and social media has not been well evolved as it is today. People rarely get cat-fished today as much as they used to back in the day. Certain age groups tend to get cat-fished usually teens who more exposed to social media such as, Facebook, Instagram and snapchat. Trusting someone online can be very difficult sometimes, it’s like risking your life and the majority if your time with the person you fell in love online. It can be difficult and hard trusting that one person but you met online but, once you realize you’ve been catfished it can really hurt deep down and can be very frustrating and painful. So the moral of the story is to not trust or have instant feelings for a person you hardly know.

 

 

 

Connections

  1.  The songs that have ironic connections are “low life” by future and “Starboy” by the Weeknd. The main focus of the two songs is they both have deep feelings for a love one like a girl that the artist both have a crush on.
  2. The mood of both the songs are very similar they both have a sad, cheesy kind of mood for the girl both artists love in the two songs.
  3.  Both songs figuratively focus on the girl both artist’s love and have a deep feeling for that particular girl.
  4.  Both songs historically came out after one another in a short period of time. “Starboy” came out september of 2016 and “low life” came out march of 2016, and one of the artist’s was in both of the songs which is his name is the Weeknd.
  5.  One thing that stuck out to me in both the songs is that both the artist’s in the individual songs both talk about the same perspective throughout the whole song.

Video Commentary (Part One)

https://genius.com/Lil-uzi-vert-xo-tour-llif3-lyrics

1: The song is called Xo-tour-lif3 by, Lil Uzi-Vert and basically the song is about how Lil Vert fell in love with a girl that he really liked but she doesn’t like as much back.

2: The artist attitude and tone in the song is like he’s sad and paranoid at the same time he wanted his relationship with his ex to go the way he intended to but I didn’t.

3: The official video to the song “Xo-tour-lif3 is very relevant to each other because the artist’s emotions and gestures/actions all have a representation to the song and what he’s saying in the song.

4: The artist’s lifestyle In his song is very different from his actual lifestyle because, in the song the artist is just walking around the streets with his pants sagging and he’s just smoking some blunts.

5: The video’s connection with the artist’s song video is a little bit rare in my opinion the artist is song in the middle of the street and it appears to be no traffic and civilians around.

 

Pop Music

In the 1950s pop music became very popular and more and more people were tuned in pop music. And also rock and roll also emerged in the 1950s which was also as famous, it was a louder and more exciting type of pop music the people loved.  The pop music at the time was mostly about youthful rebellion and teenage love. But today pop music has evolved and changed over time,  but the kind of music we get today is mostly about controversial issues and love. We live world today that if one person is opposed to a song or dislikes a song that mostly everyone loves they might be criticized or judged based on their opinion on music. As for today so many people oppose pop music manly because its pretty old and the majority of people would rather prefer the type of music that is so popular today in the music industry such as rap, hip-hop, jazz and rock. In America pop music has been like a cultural/historic music for centuries now that’s why so many people today have the amount of respect and dignity for the music. Pop music was a big thing back in the day it was twice as popular as the music that exist today. Classic music was also right behind pop music in terms of popularity. But the real question that I’ve been always wondering is will all the other types of music in the music industry be as famous as pop music is from centuries from today?

Billboard top 100:

I feel like the top 10 most recent songs on the billboard list are all songs that came out most recently. It doesn’t look like there is any pattern of the same artist coming up more than once it’s very diverse on the different types of artist that have got top 100. The most recent songs are at the top of the billboard, which I believe is just an interest of the fans because most people like being up-to date with the most recent music that comes out regardless of the artist. I think mostly the hip hop music has the most trends and views based on the different types of music by different artists. I would say there is less of pop music in the list it’s mostly rap and hip hop and some country and rock I could hardly  find a pop music that made the billboard list.

Artist Interview

Future, Freebandz Future H. “Future’s Full Interview with Zane Lowe.” YouTube. YouTube, 16 Feb. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.

Ringen, Jonathan D. “Atlanta Rap Hero Future on Making Chart History and Kicking It With ‘Superstar Females’.” Billboard. , Mar.-Apr. 2017. Web. 27 Mar. 2017.

The artist i’ve chosen was Future because he’s my number 1 favorite artist and he has a strong feeling for what he does for a living which is the songs he produces, when it comes to music Future has a great connection with his fans on how he can make them satisfied with his music.

Speaker: The speaker In the song “Stick Talk” is, Future. One thing I knew about future he’s  up-to-date with his music.

Audience: The main intended audience to the song  “Stick Talk” is anyone who is trying hit on his girl.

Media: I was exposed to this song when it first came out my friends suggested I listen to the song and I really enjoyed it.

Content: In the song “Stick Talk” the artist future is basically stating and explaining in his song that if anyone is hitting on his girl that they should back off.

Occasion:  There is really no event that lead to me liking this the song the #1 out of my playlist.

Purpose: For this particular song the artists has main purpose for releasing the song was to make sure people are aware that he is in love with only one girl and doesn’t want no one interfering.

  1.  What was your career goal as a young kid?
  2. Why are all your songs based on money, hustling and women?
  3.  Was there anyone who has inspired you to become a rapper?
  4. Why do you speak so fast in some of your songs?
  5. Are your fans more important to you than the money you make?

Ownership

Lindvall, Helienne. “Why Artists Should Retain Ownership of Their Recordings.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 29 Jan. 2009. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

There are many issues when it comes to owning music, artists and musicians have a problem with securing their music because other musicians will use their work to make their products look as good. Most artists/musicians are not as aware of the outcomes of ownership to their music. The ownership of music can be a big deal but most musicians don’t secure their music on who can use their content and who can’t. There can be some music that are public domain to public but, musicians should copyright their music.

My Playlist

 

  1. “You was right” – Lil Uzi -2016-hiphop
  2. Money Longer”-Lil Uzi-2016-hiphop
  3. “Never Switch”-LIl Boat-2016-hiphop
  4.  “6 foot 7 foot”-Lil Wayne-2011-hiphop
  5. “black and Yellow”- Wiz Khalifa-2010-rapper
  6.  “Blow a Bag” -Future-2015-rapper
  7. “Stick Talk” – Future- 2015 -rapper
  8. ” Do you mind”- DJ Khaled- 2015-rapper
  9.  ” Some Way” – The Weeknd- 2017- hip hop
  10.  “First Day Out” – Tee Grizzley- 2016-rapper

 

My playlist had a wide variety of songs from rap and hip hop, the songs I listen now and years before have changed a lot because I’m more of a up to date person with the music I listen to. Most of the songs I’ve listened to in past were not as popular as today, so that creates a less chance for the song to be as my top playlist. I have wide variety of musicians I listen to. I feel like my taste in music has changed throughout the time I’ve been listening to music first it has been hiphop now my taste in music has escalated to rap. I also feel like social media has a great impact on what types of music people listen to more than any other because teens and any kids from gen z will be sharing or talking about a certain type of music/song which causes some of the people who were not as interested more interested.

Social Media Activism

Abiola, Saratu D. “Making Social Media-driven Activism Work.” The Guardian, 8 Mar. 2017. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Jaramillo, Cassandra R. “How Hashtag Activism Is Changing the Way We Protest | Digital Life.” Dallas News. DallasNews, 23 Feb. 2017. Web. 11 Mar. 2017.

Social media activism has a great impact on how people protest, make an investment or a message they want to reach to the world, all these ideas generates and makes it a lot easier for on social media for people protesting, doing an investment or campaigns to be heard in a more efficient and quicker way.  Now day’s social media is a place where people communicate more so, it’s more likely for someone to be heard/seen if they have an important message to deliver. Also with that being said journalist and companies will use hashtags that is more likely to get the viewers attention and later on read the story/ view platform of the message.