Youth, Identity, and Breaking the Fourth Wall Online
Article Review By: Lance Wade
In Shayla Thiel-Stern’s article, she attempts to extrapolate information on how adolescents navigate social media and the theoretical changes it has made in their methodological identity. This process has changed the way young people grow into adolescence. Thiel-Stern focuses on a number of aspects, in particularly Social Media and its impact on adolescent identities and breaking the fourth wall online. This review examines Thiel-Stern’s article and highlights key components of her research.
The method of how young people converse in common culture discourse has not changed, however due to social media adolescents reveal themselves to the outside world much faster than previous generations. Thiel-Stern identifies the misconception of young people being stereotyped as consuming members of the online audience. However, they are considered prosumers (combining terms producer and consumer) who share their knowledge to the public. Social Media is their platform or tool of choice…
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