Yes, this is a blog owed from a couple semesters ago. What's a Dracula? I know, I know.
This blog isn't actually about Dracula though, it's about my secondary source I'm using for my Formal Essay #3: The Exploratory Essay.
My outside, secondary source is an article from The New York Times newspaper. The title of the article is called, "What was, is and will be popular - The driving forces of pop culture." This article starts off by defining what it means to be popular. Proceeds to talk about the many ways something can become popular in this day and age. From music, to movies, to books, this article covers it all. Breaks down just exactly how the most popular things became popular and even said how long some of these popularity's might even last for. How do things become popular? Why are they considered popular? What is popular exactly? All of which are answered in this article on Pop Culture, the theme of the course. It's one article filled with many smaller articles written by different people.
This article is a good source to use for my essay because it speaks on some of the very things I talk about in my essay, that is social media and how long it will last. This article speaks on all kinds of media and how certain aspects in that media became popular and why they lasted the length it did and how much longer it could possibly last. Also, if certain media will even last any longer. My essay is about social media, and if it will last. The two connect nicely.
A quote from this article I plan to use within my essay would be when Adam Sternbergh says,
"I can practically guarantee you that, if you put aside a reflexive aversion to the popular, you’ll discover something new that brings you pleasure."
This basically stating that if you file yourself not in league with the popular, you'll find other things outside of the popular that makes you happy. Which I believe is true and think that one day social media won't be as popular as it is today and we will not spend as much time on these websites and apps and spend more time interacting face to face more with one another. I'm going to use this quote in my defense that once the social media isn't as popular as it is, we will all find other pleasures, thus leading to more outside interactions with one another instead of private messaging.
"What was, is and will be pop culture - The driving forces of pop culture." NYTimes. Magazine, Web.08 Sep. 2013.