1) Argument of Plotz and Schemik in the articles Privacy overrated and Invading our own privacy, the age groups they conducted their research on and their ``safety concerns” on various age groups.
It is evident that David Plotz in his work privacy is overrated and David Schimke in his work invading our own privacy are presenting their arguments about the application of technology in regard to the use of the Internet. Plotz begins his article by arguing that we should acknowledge that our details are readily available from the internet due to technology advancement. To illustrate this point, he presents a discussion about how in United States Cameras are used to track the movements of its citizen. Further, Plotz argues that people should not lay a lot of concern on privacy because loss of some privacy is what makes us have more privacy thus acknowledging that the internet facilitates the sharing of feelings (Plotz, 63).
On the other hand, David Schimke acknowledges that the Internets present a generation gap especially between the young people and those age 50 years and above. David goes ahead and presents an argument regarding the use of the internet and argues that the use of technology such as surveillance cameras, internet and phones are facilitating to track people in regard to their day lives. Further, David argues that in the current society, more young people are seeking identity search through the web and states that seeking identification via the web can cause adverse effects in regard to privacy. The foregoing statement is influenced by the fact that the young people do not know the effects of ``surveillance culture” in their future lives (Schimke, 67).
David and Plotz focuses on different age groups while discussing the issue of privacy. Plotz focuses adults in his article while Schemik focuses on the young people .I know this by looking at the examples presented by both in their articles. Plotz gives an example of how his information was obtained by ``James Mintz Group,” and states further that they would have retrieved his `social security number” if they went ahead with their search about his identification. David on the other hand focuses on the young generation. I conclude so because in his article he is categorical that the internet is creating a gap and to be precise 50 years gap between its users. Further, he states that the young users of the internet do not know the effects of the surveillance in the future and urges the young people should be educated about the importance of privacy in regard to what an individual shares on the internet.
Both David and Plotz express concern about safety on various groups. David argues that the young generation should be taught about the importance of privacy and does not embrace the display of personal details on the Internet (Schemik, 74). Plotz however argue that people should be free to display their information on the web because the more you display the more you obtain privacy.
2) Comparison and contrast of the articles ``Privacy Is Overrated” and “Invading Our OwnPrivacy”
Both Plotz talks about how his information was obtained by a investigation firm while Schemik gives an example of how and Schemik agree that technology has helped in the gathering of personal information .Further, Plotz states that in America, a system that monitors the movement of people has been installed by the state. Schemik in his article agrees with Plotz and argues that the Internet has enhanced the gathering of information. Schemik states that technological advances have been put in place to monitor what we people do over the webSchemik, 77).The foregoing reasoning expounds why Schemik states that young people should be advised about the repercussions of their usage of the internet.
Secondly, Schemik and Plotz acknowledge that the internet has changes our way of living. We find that Schemik and Plotz present a discussion about sharing of information and monitoring security in the United States has advanced due to modern technology. The gathering if information has facilitated dealing with issues such as ``terrorism” in the United States of America.
Finally, Schemik and Plotz agree that the use technology has impacted on our privacy. The authors agree that by sharing our information on the web it makes it easier for us to be traced. Plotz cites a case where a girl is killed by a ``stoker bought n address book from the street (Plotz,63).To illustrate the point aforementioned, Schemik argues that it is important for people to exercise caution about what the information they convene on the Internet(Schemik,76).
However, we find there are certain differences in regard to how Schemik and Plotz view privacy. We find that Plotz does not find anything wrong with sharing our information on the internet and argues that posting our information on the web is a way of sharing our ``feelings”. (Plotz, 66).This is true because we find that many people write about what they feel on the ``internet” especially in ``Face book.” Schemik contradicts Plotz by stating that sharing information on the ``internet” has a negative impact on individuals especially the young people (Schemik, 77).The statement is true because we find that a woman who had been convicted in court for murder uploaded her photos in ``my space” while drinking with friends and this raised a question on whether she was ``remorseful.”
Difference is further illustrated in the manner the authors view the importance of technology. Plotz argue that technology helps in maintaining security. The statement by Plotz is true because we find that in the United States ,the defense unit monitors the movement of the citizens thus helping in minimizing the commission of ``crimes.” Schemik on the other hand argues that technology has failed to deal with terrorism in the ``United States of America.”It is evident that terrorism is a threat in the United States despite technological developments.
3) My opinion about what makes speaker persuasive and What I am inclined to listen to as the audience as well as what authors /speakers do that automatically loses my attention.
A persuasive speaker in my opinion is a speaker who has great content. Great content in my understanding is something that is useful and interesting to the reader. A persuasive speaker should thus present information that has not been presented by other speakers repeatedly. A persuasive speaker should find content that is interesting and will captivate the attention of the reader. As a listener I am inclined to listen to the information that I deem useful and important to me. The foregoing opinion means that a speaker should present something new and captivating for me to concentrate and enjoy the speech. When a speaker presents a topic that has been overused by other speakers I lose my attention. I link my loss of attention to boredom that is affiliated to