Last updated on: 4/27/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Imogen Farris Biography

Title:
Staff Writer at the Odyssey
Position:
Con to the question "Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?"
Reasoning:

“[S]ocial media is turning us into people I really don’t think we want to be. Each and every day, people are constantly sharing, posting and tweeting. We’re becoming glued to computers, phones and tablets, always wanting to know what the people around us are doing. There are so many social media sites today, and honestly, I don’t think it’s worth the effort to try and keep up.

Facebook is hands-down the number one culprit of taking our attention and causing us to live vicariously through others. We become ‘friends’ with people we don’t even know just so we can share pictures of our daily lives and like statuses that don’t even matter. It’s become a platform for people to judge and even be cruel to each other. I genuinely don’t think people would behave this way if they weren’t safely behind a keyboard.”

“I Hate Social Media and You Should Too,” Odyssey, Aug. 17, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Public Relations Intern, Georgia Aquarium, Jan. 2016-present
  • Contributor, HelloGiggles, Sep. 2015-present
  • Arts and Living Editor, Sentinel, Apr. 2015-present
  • Staff Writer, Sentinel, Aug. 2014-present
  • Cofounder, Care Cards, Oct. 2009-present
  • Writer, Copy Editor, and Copy Writer, Pipeline Magazine, Aug. 2015-Dec. 2015
  • Barista, Starbucks, May 2015-Nov. 2015
  • Staff Writer, Odyssey, Apr. 2015-Oct. 2015
  • Chief Copy Editor, Talon Magazine, July 2013-May 2015
Education:
  • BS, Communication and Media Studies, Kennesaw State University, 2016
  • Other:
    • None found
    Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?