Element Test

Just one quick note- I was sick on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 so I wasn’t able to begin the Element Test then and finish it at the end of class. But I got it in as soon as I could.

Speaker- Who is involved in the exchange.
Audience- Who is involved in the exchange.
Content- What is the main idea of the message?
Occasion- What event or idea prompted the speaker to speak?
Purpose- Why is the speaker delivering this particular message?
Media- Where and/or what platform did the speaker deliver his/her message?

Speaker- Paolo Cardini, speaker for TedTalks.

Audience- The audience is those who are watching this online at TedTalks and those who are actually at the event listening to him live talk about this.

Content- The main idea is to tell people to stop trying to multitasking and try monotasking.

Occasion- The event that happened was people tend to try to multi-task constantly so he created this way to instead of trying to do multiple things at once, instead just focus on one thing and that thing only.

Media- The platform in which the speaker delivered his message was online at TedTalks.com
http://www.ted.com/talks/paolo_cardini_forget_multitasking_try_monotasking.html utm_source=twitter&source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ios-share

Purpose- The reason the speaker delivered this particular message was the let people know of his idea of stop trying to do multiple things at once and instead put all your focus on one particular thing. He called this idea monotasking; it was a way to let people know that they don’t always have to do many things on you just to get things done.

Speaker- Minnesota Timberwolves; the basketball team’s twitter account gives updates on what the team is doing, who the team is playing, and in this case, who won the game.

Audience- Fans of basketball are a possible audience but the more intended audience of fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Since this was posted, in a matter of 11 hours it’s gotten a combined 168 retweets and favorites.

Content- The main idea of this message is to inform the T-Wolves fans and the rest of the NBA fans and media that the Minnesota Timberwolves just beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92.

Occasion- What happened to prompt the Timberwolves to send this tweet is the T-Wolves beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. By beating the Cavs 100-92, the Wolves sent this tweet to inform fans of the game, who won, and who were the stars of the game.

Media- The platform this was delivered in was a tweet. The Minnesota Timberwolves twitter account sent this tweet out on Twitter on February 11, 2013 at 6:12PM.

Purpose- The reason the speaker is delivering this particular message is so all the media relations (ESPN, AP, CBS Sports, etc.) and all the NBA fans can see who won the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The tweet also shows the score of the game, what players Ricky Rubio, Luke Ridnour, and Nikola Pekovic had in terms of points, rebounds, assists, and steals, and the tweet ends with a hashtag with the Timberwolves slogan Wolves United.

Speaker- Joanna Weiss, writer for the Boston Globe.

Audience- The audience is everybody who reads the Boston Globe or anybody who finds this particular subject interesting. Also everyone who went online and read the article is a part of the audience.

Content- The main idea of the passage was to let their readers know that people are starting to stop using Facebook for many different reasons. They’re taking what she called a “Facebook vacation”.

Occasion- What happened in order for this article to be written was more people around the world have stopped used Facebook because they just don’t have time anymore. Most people using Facebook are usually adults and they just don’t have the time to sit around and read what other people are up to.

Media- The platform in which this was delivered was an article by the writer Joanna Weiss. This article was written on February 11, 2013 and the article is online so anyone in the world can read it.

Purpose- The purpose this article was written to let people know that Facebook is becoming less and less interesting. Most adults who use Facebook just don’t care to use it anymore. They really don’t care what their friends are eating, what they doing, etc. It’s just not appealing to most adults anymore. They even took a survey saying that 61% of Facebook users have taken a “Facebook vacation”.

English in the 21st Century in my own words is what English is now in this day and age. What is our generation using to communicate, receive information, get directions, etc. My expectations for this semester is learn about 21st Century communication, what people think about this generation, etc.


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