Matthew Promes replied to Carlie Gladden's discussion It's My News and I Want It Now
"Especially for our generation. We are the more "tech savvy" generation that always has to know what the new trend is. If something happens on a social media live stream and you're in the dark about it, there's going to be someone who saw it who is g…"
Jan 6
Matthew Promes replied to Saraya Beth Thomsen's discussion Laptops
"I'm the complete opposite personally. Sure I have my phone, but there are always going to be things to do on a laptop that you can't on a phone. The convenience of having a laptop is so nice when it comes to school, but there's also various other th…"
Jan 6
Matthew Promes replied to Krysta Enloe's discussion Snapchat Articles
"Our generation is becoming lazier in the matter that we don't want to sit and read a 400 word article, we'd rather watch a video about it. I personally enjoy snapchat articles also, because they are short and they get the point across."
Jan 6
Matthew Promes replied to Maddie Stenbo's discussion Star Wars in the film industry
"Considering how awe-inspiring film effects are nowadays with the use of special FX, seeing movies such as the original Star Wars movies compared to the newer ones currently being made, it's funny to see how far the film industry has come. As Carlie…"
Jan 6
Matthew Promes replied to Mariah Gorham's discussion Fake News
"The media does whatever it takes to get readers and consumers of said media. Like one of the concepts we've talked about, "Media constructs our culture", it's becoming more and more apparent in the world today. If a huge corporation like CNN or FOX…"
Jan 6
Matthew Promes replied to Torie Ziegmann's discussion Just A Dream Song of the Day
"From the beginning of this song, I pretty much knew that it was about a wedding / funeral related topic. Dressing up in a veil, going into church, they all relate to that theme. My thoughts about what the song is based on changed though after the th…"
Dec 21, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Tiffany Jo Staiert's discussion "Cold Water" by Major Lazer (ft. Justin Bieber & MO)
"I never really listened to Justin Bieber, and to be honest, whenever I heard him on the radio I never even knew it was him until I looked it up. It pains me to say his newer music is actually not trash. This song is pretty clear about the message it…"
Dec 20, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Kobe Joe Hass's discussion Lola by The Kinks
"I've known about this song for quite some time and I had a pretty good sense of what it was about. As talked about in our class discussion, the whole "transgender" idea was greatly frowned upon in the 70's and 80's, and with many musicians such as L…"
Dec 19, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to William Trecker's discussion Devil In I response
"I've known about Slipknot for quite some time, but I've never really thought about the meanings of their lyrics. Most of the time, it's always heavy guitar, screaming vocals and a fast paced drum beat, so I always think the song is just going to be…"
Dec 14, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Maddie Stenbo's discussion Impact of Technology at Night
"I'm normally on some form of technology before I go to bed, but I don't really think it affects how I sleep. If I use my phone even 5 minutes before I go to bed, I always fall asleep fast. I've always heard of these reasons for having wacky sleep sc…"
Dec 9, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Jaycie Williams's discussion Snap Stories
"I normally just check my stories to get rid of the notification. If there's something that catches my eye that I see, I'll re-watch the story, or if it's someone who I like I'll watch it, but for the most part it's just to get rid of the notificatio…"
Dec 9, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Saraya Beth Thomsen's discussion Afraid to be Lonely in the Technological World
"I agree that we as a civilization are becoming way too dependent on technology. I personally always have to be doing something technology-related, it's becoming an addiction. When I'm bored, I immediately turn to Netflix so I can watch a show or I l…"
Dec 9, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Mariah Gorham's discussion Merry Go Round
"From the beginning of the song, I could tell it was a country song that didn't apply to the stereotype of "beer, trucks, tractors and girls", but instead it was the artists' own personal story put into a country-tune. The message of the song -- the…"
Dec 9, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Saraya Beth Thomsen's discussion Deactivating Facebook
"I personally don't think I would be that affected by it, but I think that's mainly because I don't realize how much I use social media. I never really pay attention to how much time I spend on these sites, when in reality, I spend numerous hours wee…"
Dec 7, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Devan Spencer's discussion Headphones and Homework
"Whenever I find myself having to cram in a lot of homework in a short amount of time, I enjoy having music to listen to. I feel it makes me more productive in completing these tasks. I sometimes find myself listening to music when I need to read a b…"
Dec 7, 2016
Matthew Promes replied to Maddie Stenbo's discussion Apple Making Autonomous Cars
"I've heard about this but I could never actually see Apple making cars. Along with Saraya and Mariah, the thought of something going wrong with these automobiles is very important, and comparing this to other companies that rely on technology, such…"
Dec 7, 2016
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