For my example of digital rhetoric, I am turning to the web-based magazine, Mental Floss. This site provides readers with interesting facts, Buzzfeed-esque articles on historical information, and up to date news about pop culture (such as the new Marcel the Shell video, hehe). MentalFloss is the perfect example of digital rhetoric because it uses a wide variety of media including video, images, and text articles to inform readers about the world around them in a fun and engaging manner. By using different media, it gets readers interested in information they could potentially get bored by in a standard paper format. The addition of interesting images, GIFs and videos makes history topics a lot more accessible and interesting to get readers engaged in a quick and concise manner. The addition of hyperlinks is especially useful because it allows the main text to be concise and easy to read, but still provides additional background information if readers are really interested by a particular topic. There are also many interesting video demonstrations for certain topics that illustrate many of the points in the articles. The primary reason this website is such a good example of digital rhetoric is that it involves so many other sources on the web and in print to make knowledge entertaining in a way that a textbook couldn’t. Quizzes make the site interactive, getting readers to challenge themselves on basic knowledge about a variety of topics. The topics are not limited and you can read about everything from science to literature, and you can even get “life hack” tips to make your life generally easier. The best part of digital rhetoric is making things that would normally be too esoteric or boring to engage in actually fun and accessible, and I think Mental Floss does a great job of this.