It’s a terrible feeling clicking onto an assignment page only to find out you’ve already missed the deadline. I had a project and huge midterm today, so haven’t really been an actual human being for the past three days or so. But it’s over now, so yay. But – on to digital rhetoric.
In one of the comments from Eymand’s article, somebody asked, “Is digital rhetoric just rhetoric that happens to occur in digital spaces, or is there some “native” digital rhetorical theory?” I thought this was such an interesting question and gets to the heart of this whole “digital rhetoric” thing. But, I struggled to really come up with a good answer to the question, so I naturally gave up and went back to my usual practice of surfing the web until I get super bored. And then I kind of realized something – I had been looking at digital rhetoric this whole time. Websites, blogs, videos, memes, video games – it’s all digital rhetoric. My example is from the New York Times website. I have check it every day for one of my classes and think it serves as a good illustration to just how much technology has changed the world of writing.
The New York Times has often been considered the top of journalism. For so many years, people would get their news from reading the daily paper that was delivered to their doorstep every morning. Oh, how the times have changed. With the recent rise in technology, younger generations much more commonly get their news from the digital world, such as websites on phone apps. Because of this, the world of news has adapted into the digital world. However, this has brought about certain challenges, like how to space stories not in pages, but on a website’s homepage. As you can see in the picture, newspapers like the New York Times have all shifted into the digital world. Newspaper subscriptions have formed into website accounts and half-page ads have converted to corner-page links. The rise of the digital world has certainly changed the game for pretty much everyone involved. And, as the digital world continues to change, the world must change with it.