Category Archives: sociology

Communication Ethics in the news

I have never been one to follow the news because I was always a little scared to know the truth about the world. No one ever reports on the good things going on in the world, instead we are a society addicted to tragedy.

Now that I am constantly on twitter, I will randomly decide to look at CNN or Time Magazine to see if there is anything big that I should be aware of. I came across a tweet on the CNN twitter page that said “Egyptian Google exec is ‘ready to die’ for change.” I continued to read the article and found out that Wael Ghonim plays a key role in organizing many of the protests going on in Egypt recently. The article is very intriguing, but the parts that stood out to me dealt with the communication aspect of the protests. The article states, “He was the administrator of a Facebook page that is widely credited with calling the first protest January 25.” Ghonim used Facebook in order to get people to participate in the protest and it just goes to show you that different forms of communication can be used in so many different ways. The article also encourages its readers to follow Wael Ghonim on twitter. It truly amazes me how many things communication and the media is used for.

Egyptian Google exec is 'ready to die' for change

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Fetishism of Commodities

For my sociology project we had to do an example of the Fetishism of Commodities in the 21st century.  My group chose to do our project on SJU gear.  I used iMovie for the presentation so I thought I would share it on my blog.

Study of human interaction

I believe sociology is one of the most interesting majors we have to choose from at SJU.  Although I came into SJU as an undecided social science student, I soon learned that sociology is the perfect major for me.  We study society and the impact that it has on human interaction and human behavior.  We get to learn why people act the way they do and how much society influences a group.

Through sociological thought we get to experience why people sometimes just know things.  For example: Why are baby boys wrapped in blue blankets, while baby girls are wrapped in pink blankets? Why is it socially unacceptable for a boy to play with dolls?  Some people believe that society forces these things upon us, but somehow we are the ones that make up society.  It should be our decision the way society forms, however, in some way we are trapped in this stereotypical society.