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I’m not too sure how to link articles or hashtag research. I see them on facebook, but how do you link your research other a works cited page?

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I do not own a kindle. But I saw my friend reading a James Baldwin piece on her tablet. She kept complaining how she could not get the pages right, but it was easy to carry a tablet in her purse and I had to admit, the device was pretty cool. But I could feel it. From Leah Price’s argument, my friend and i both remain loyal to books on a physical book. There is no elegance to electronic stories.

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I googled myself. Unsurprisingly, only a few things showed up. Some silly Myspace photos from high school and a link to my facebook page. That just proves that I do not expose myself to the internet too much. I was considering a career on Youtube, but now I think better of it. I value privacy and would like to remain famous by being mysterious, in a very serene way, no harm intended. Privacy is OK, right? I hope I’m not doing any kind of crappy privacy is theft sort of thing?

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Since I intend on writing a research paper, the tools I’ am considering are ebsco host, Jstor, and googling other things. There is a lot that I wish to say bout this topic, but I intend to back it up some by doing research.

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I was thinking that perhaps researching the concept of privacy might be a good topic to write about. We read The Circle, and it emphasized a lot on privacy as something bad. A question for me is: what si privacy and What Are the factors of privacy? I intend to also conduct research on social media like facebook, twitter, instagram etc to see how PRIVATE they actually are, and I only have one active account Facebook. 

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The Circle is very similar to The Devil Wears Prada, The Giver, and 1984. Even bits and pieces of it remind me of Harry Potter too. It suggests danger. Mae Holland is similar to Andy Sachs from the Devil Wears Prada because both girls try to do crazy things simply for the sake of their position in the company. Meryl Streep or Miranda Priestly is a very domineering character just like how The Circle takes control of it’s employees. In The Giver, there is a set rule that privacy is theft. Everything in The Giver is controlled, there are no secrets. Same thing with 1984. Big Brother is watching. Perhaps a loss of individualistic identity is demolished, and sameness is promoted, as well as lack of freedom. In other words, you cannot be you under any circumstances because YOU suggests a danger that is not unstoppable but can be avoided if you run away from yourself.

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I don’t know about others, but I totally dislike the character Mae Holland. I don’t even know why she is the main character because there is not really much about her that sets her apart from others. She is very comparable to Isabella Swan from the failed Twilight books, because like Bella, Mae appears to be very whiny and always obeying what others expect of her without questioning anything. And the awkwardness comes when the same people who warn her about the motives behind The Circle also instigate her into justifying that The Circle does all that is beneficial to others. There have been quite a few times when Mae could have rectified and pointed out many of the conspiracies of the Circle, but the girl just gets carried away.