It seems a little weird to be writing a blog post analyzing an example of digital rhetoric. While you read, are you just going to analyze this digital rhetoric? As I write, I wonder if I should I be more focused on rhetoric devices of my own blog posts. Well here goes.
The digital rhetoric of an Elite Daily post:
What do we see here?
We see a title that includes the reader in the claim. This indicates a very casual style. Like talking to a friend. This style is enhanced by the direct connection to social media. Above the image I see 11 ways to share this article with my friends. On the image I see the option to “Pin it.” And underneath the image, I see all my Facebook friends that “like” Elite Daily. The connection to social media furthers the friendly, casual style. It makes the writing feel more familiar. It feels closer to me because I have the ability to share it verbatim.
And the photo above. This is also digital rhetoric. The photos speak. The photo shown in this screenshot speaks to a modern generation. A younger generation. My mom uses a lot of the apps included in this article, but this article does not speak to her. The digital rhetoric makes this very clear.
At the very bottom of the article is a comments section. This leaves a space for anyone to speculate. To create their own post with a different digital rhetoric. Unique to their needs. Unique to the idea they want to get across.
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What do you think?