Produced by Lexi Ramage
Other pieces by WAMU
Posted on November 12, 2007 at 03:38 PM
A user of Myspace myself, and, coincidentally, a teenager, I was very curious to hear what this story was about.
Websites such as Myspace and Facebook are very controversial, and so I was pleased at how the artist touched on how the media plays a large role in how parents view the issue, with the news clips at the beginning.
The interviewees were also well chosen. First, you hear Amanda Lynhart(sp?), an expert of the subject, who gives a basic overview of what social networking websites are about.
Then, after another interview with a young girl who uses said websites, the whole thing is wrapped up nicely with stories of all the good things people have done by using them.
However, the presentation of the story was a bit dry; and I don't imagine it would be particularly engaging if you didn't know very much about the Internet.
This is one of those rare stories that explains its points perfectly, and doesn't leave you at the end thinking, 'but what about...?'. I felt that piece was overall quite well done; the sound was great, and it had a very professional feel to it.