Golumbia and McNamee 10/16

What I thought was interesting in “Social Media Hijacked Our Brains and Democracy” was that Golumbia used System thinking as a large part of his evidence. I had never heard of the two systems of thinking and it was interesting how only one of the thinking systems is being used when on the internet.

Roger McNamee uses ethos to develop his argument. McNamee  about how he is an investor in Facebook and “was an early adviser to Facebook’s team.”  This strategy works by getting the audience to put trust in the author and it is effective because it not benefit him by saying his views and it shows he understands what he is talking about when it come to the internet. It is effective because the audience knows he shouldn’t be stating harmful details about the companies he has investments in. McNamee uses ethos to allow the audience to trust him on what he is saying by being a unbiased, reputable source.

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