41 – Trends (Unit 1)

Write a short paragraph answering ONE of the following questions (50 words):

    1. What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?
      • Ex. I really how social networking sites make it easy to stay in touch with my friends, but I also think they can make me lazy about seeing them. I remember when I was 19, I would chat online with one of my old friends — sometimes for more than two hours each day. The problem is she lived only about 20 minutes away from me. Instead of chatting online, we could have spent that same time having lunch or coffee together. And she was pretty!
    2. Is it important that you like what your peers like? Is there something you enjoy that is not very popular?
      • Ex. Trying to be different can make you miss out on good things in life. When I was a teenager, my friends and I listened to punk rock bands like Bad Religion and NOFX while “everyone else” listened to bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. My friends and I didn’t like those other bands because they were too popular, everyone else was listening to them. Now that I’m older and have listened to those bands again, I realize that I was stupid to not give them a chance. Their music was also really good. I was just too immature and stubborn to appreciate it.
    3. Think about something that is or was popular.  Why do you think it became popular?
      • Ex. This a trend I’ve only read about, but it is the one Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-Fat started after appearing in the successful John Woo movie, A Better Tomorrow. A handsome and emotional actor wearing Alain Delon sunglasses, Chow played his character like a really cool guy. Apparently, Hong Kong department stores sold out of the sunglasses because so many young men wanted to look like Chow Yun-Fat.
Chow Yun-Fat in A Better Tomorrow

Chow Yun-Fat in A Better Tomorrow

Make sure your paragraph has:

    • a clear topic sentence stating your main idea
    • supporting sentences explaining the main idea

Your paragraph is DUE THURS 19 MARCH, 11:59 p.m.
Your reply to your classmate is DUE FRI 20 MARCH, 11:59 p.m.

  31 comments for “41 – Trends (Unit 1)

  1. Dong-hun L 41
    19 March 2014 at 05:18

    What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?

    I think the reason why Facebook is popular is that Facebook is means of expression and means of conveniently share their feeling.People have the desire to express their emotion or to show their daily life for other people.
    So they upload their feeling,conditions.
    when they feel sad, they write a piece of writing in Facebook and friends watching the uploaded writings or pictures. Therefore they share their emotions and feeling of relief from sharing that we are the same.
    As a result, social networking site like Facebook is essential way to living life.

    • Charles Chun
      19 March 2014 at 18:16

      Well said! What does everyone think about Facebook users who make their life look much better than it really is or who only complain?

  2. Dong Hoon K 41
    19 March 2014 at 16:51

    1.What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?

    SNS(Social networking sites) merits are network of emergency contacts and find an old friends, deep and continuous networking. Anyone can contact useful and practical information easily. Such as hidden good food restaurants, games, fashion trend.
    But also there are some demerits. First, people may harmed by contact harmful information. Second, information is used to commercial. Most of, SNS users has to take risk of leaking theirs personal information.

    • Charles Chun
      19 March 2014 at 18:23

      I think a lot of people understand that marketing is a part of our lives that will not go away. People get annoyed, however, when they are shown ads that have nothing to do with them.

    • Hyun-a 41
      21 March 2014 at 20:31

      I also agree with Donghoon. Although SNS has many merits, it also has many big demerits such as spill of personal information, false information.

      • 23 March 2014 at 23:54

        I also think Donghoon and Hyun-a.
        Ithink SNS has many merits and many demerits.
        But think merit has more of the demerits.

    • Seon il 41
      24 March 2014 at 18:20

      I like find good restaurants and fashion trend.
      i agree SNS users has to take risk of leaking theirs personal information.
      oneday some strange man send mail
      He know many things about me

  3. Seon il 41
    19 March 2014 at 20:53

    i like comment of social networking sites
    my friend comment when i upload my feeling or picture
    so i can talk about my daily happenning with my friend as a comment
    why i like facebook because Funny video can be shared
    i can’t find funny viedo before i using facebook but now my friends share funny viedo
    and i just click them. sometimes it is surprise viedo suddenly pop out ghost or monsters
    so i check all of comments.
    social networking service have a problems it’ spent lot of times
    Starting at 9:00 and i think it is 10 o’clock but it is 11 o’clock
    and i think in the future people meet friends offline but they talk to online friends

    • Dong Hoon K 41
      23 March 2014 at 19:30

      Me too I like to watch funny video. In addition I can watch sports video! If I have a chance, I want to add my friend list for you

  4. Myeong ho 41
    19 March 2014 at 22:59

    1.Facebook has a lot of benefits to people I gave it to admit,
    but the actual encounter between people is much more important to us is also the face of the invisible web, rather than formal dialogue work as it is more fun to eat the rice looks good.
    but many people still talk to the Web and pity. use Facebook while I look like a lot of friends, but friends are not actually met. reply Bringing more than a promise to meet a friend that strengthen the relationship will be.

  5. Ji Eun 41
    19 March 2014 at 23:14

    2. Is it important that you like what your peers like? Is there something you enjoy that is not very popular?

    Yes, it is important to me what my peers like. But in my case, when i choose Korean music i really care about what my peers think about songs and the number of downloads.
    However, when i choose songs of the other’s, i really care about singers. For example, when demi lovato’s songs come out i just download it. And i don’t care if her songs are low the number of downloads. I think singers who i like are not popular in Korea. But i’m sure when i recommend songs that i like, my peers will love the songs. i swear.
    Actually i don’t like to recommend the songs that i know. Because i don’t want to get popular the songs i like.

  6. You Jin 41
    19 March 2014 at 23:48

    3. A month ago, one of the most famous drama 별에서 온 그대( You Who Came From The Stars) was off the air. When drama was ongoing, many women were crazy about 천송이’s ripstick. It was used to makeup 전지현, a woman who was the most beautiful actress in korea. So all ripsticks were sold out everywhere. Because most women wanted to identify beauty of 전지현 with themselves and were totally living vicariously through actress.

  7. Hyun-a 41
    20 March 2014 at 12:57

    1What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?

    .The reason why I like SNS is because it is convenient in managing the personal connections with friends and I can express my ideas freely. In particular, these days we hardly have time to meet far-away friends, relatives, or family because we are busy in social life or school life. As SNS such as Facebook appears in this situation, it became possible to manage the personal connections and became convenient to communicate with friends through this SNS. Also, I think we can collect good information through SNS. It is also attractive that a sentence posted by a man can be spread quickly to a hundred of people, a thousand of people, even millions of people. But there is a demerit, too. The biggest demerit is the possibility your personal information and privacy are exposed is big. It can also be a means for netizen to hack others’ personal information.

    • Ji Eun41
      21 March 2014 at 23:31

      I agree you opinion almost. But people always overlook its flaws. It is so criticism.
      And it can influence bad affection to young teenagers.

  8. Su jin 41
    20 March 2014 at 21:15

    1. I’m so lazy, so I like internet chatting because internet chatting is comfortable.
    And social networking easy friendly with my friend.
    Badly I think it make me more slacken.
    But social networking is the best way of express my motion.
    The most important point is contain a lot of information in social networking,
    so social networking is easy to access to information.
    As a result, social networking is neccesary in my life.
    Thank you!!

  9. So-Jung P 41
    20 March 2014 at 21:43

    What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?
    I use faceboik every day night.facebook is famouse site because facebook can connect with other country friends and share helpful imformation,funny videos. But facebook is not allways good. Becaus facebook make lazy.so peaple don’t meet other peaple outside. Facebook is good site but not good do it always.

  10. Jung woo 41
    20 March 2014 at 21:52

    2.Is it important that you like what your peers like? Is there something you enjoy that is not very popular?
    these days coming out so many idols. and many teenager very crazy them. but i think that i don’t like idols. because idol sings sometimes good,but always bad.bad.bad .I important song than face or dance. so when i download songs, I found songs what good beat, good voice. my friends don’t konw songs in my smartphone. everyone don’t care about my style. so i don’t like popular song.

  11. Jun Young 41
    20 March 2014 at 22:42

    1. I like facebook very much!Because we do facebook everyone.This is our comunication.We have many information about social network.But It is somthing problem.Problem is poisoning!!

  12. Yeon-woo 41
    20 March 2014 at 22:44

    Let me tell you about k-pop singer TVXQ who was my most favourite singer. TVXQ had a lot of fans that they win a Guinness book of records as a group singer who has the largest number of fans. I think that there are two factor of TVXQ’s popularity. First, the performance is very cool. a performance with good song and powerful dance makes their fans crazy. Second, each member of TVXQ has unique attraction. TVXQ often appears broadcasting program not only as a singer but also actor. It makes people think that each member of TVXQ has their own strong personality. Then people can’t help being fan of TVXQ

    • Ji hoon 41
      21 March 2014 at 14:15

      Yeon woo!
      your opinion is very nice.
      i never think like your opinion.
      also your text is helpful for me
      i see the ability that is clear flow
      thank you for writing

  13. Min-young 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:09

    3. Think about something that is or was popular. Why do you think it beome popular?
    Maker brand goods was popular in my school days and now also. North face windbreaker, padding ,Nike slipper, adidas jersey etc. I think this popularity is because of advertisement of famous star. If stylish guy advertise some jumper then that jumper looks like so stylish. And someone misunderstand same on them. Problem is most people have same thinking they will be same that model. They buy advertised goods then these become trend(popular)

  14. Jin-young 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:21

    I like Facebook which touch in many friends.But many people can know about privacy.So they be careful to write or show some pictures.
    And It can make people too stupid.Beacause many people always do only that social networking.So they often delay their works and important things.
    when I was talking in Facebook with a friend,I forgot appointment with another friend.

    • You Jin 41
      21 March 2014 at 20:49

      I really agree with you that it’s a waste of time and energy. We just spend time to look worthless information. So I think that we must restrict time to check social networking.

  15. Sun-wha 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:36

    1.What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?
    Social networking sites are able to contact with friends who cannot communicate as usual.
    However SNS is able to keep away from friends too….
    We can’t meet with friends by SNS.
    We satisfy relationship by SNS.
    So i think that we have to estrange SNS.

  16. Joo-Yeon 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:51

    1. I like Social networking sites. The reason why I like facebook(SNS) is that Facebook has a lot of merits.
    One of the Facebook’s merits is that if we don’t connect someone, we can connect the people by Facebook.
    And we can express our feelings and share. when we are bad feelings, we are posting our states on facebook.
    And then our facebook’s friends are consoling. It is very good merits.
    As a result, The SNS is very good way to connect with people. So l love it.!

  17. Seok-won 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:58

    2. No. When I know what, almost every time I hear it by my peers. This mean I need peers to know what anything. But, When I think ‘I like …’, it depends on my own feeling. Because I think when who likes something, it must depend on his or her own feeling. I think who likes something because his/her peers is not defferent from brainwashing – like christianity -, and it is very stupid bahavior.

    Human must jugde everything ownself. It is both freedom and obligation.

  18. So-Jeong W 41
    20 March 2014 at 23:59

    3. Think about something that is or was popular. Why do you think it beome popular?
    FOR EXAMPLE north face . north face windbreaker is popular. because it is warmer than others. and many students wear it. we want to wear it too. than maybe bullies can bother me. that is high school studens and middle school students are love it .
    i think, because this is pasion so everybody love it.

  19. Ji hoon 41
    21 March 2014 at 14:05

    What do you like about social networking sites like Facebook? What do you not like about them?
    I enjoy the facebook,because i really want to communicate with my friend and other people.
    When i enjoy the facebook, i don’t have boring. so i enjoy and participate the facebook.
    that’s why i enjoy the facebook.
    I think that we want to connect with others and remove the time that is really boring .

    • Yeon-woo 41
      21 March 2014 at 14:11

      I think that facebook have many problem. facebook vulnerable to personal information.
      facebook superficially look happy, but it’s inside so lonely. but because so many people use facebook, I also use facebook. good bye.

  20. Seon il 41
    22 March 2014 at 16:01

    Is it important that you like what your peers like? Is there something you enjoy that is not very popular?
    I think it is important for me what my peers like things
    because when i meet friends and new people, we talk about it
    Although it is not necessary like they like things
    i think it is good for me what have imformation they like things
    i like to collect boardgames because i have two sisters and my family meet old neighborhoods,
    So we like to play boardgames togther
    These days i don’t have money for collect boardgame and i don’t have time play boardgames
    but i love to collect boardgames for ever!

  21. Sang-wook 41
    8 April 2014 at 21:55

    1. I think merit of SNS is very easy to use.
    They meet friend easily in network and write their story on SNS. But demerit is simple to use, too. For example they delude themselves that SNS is their private space. So they write their rude, immoral behavior or crime.

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