The article "Beautiful New Reserve Bar in Los Angeles," is found on a page that keeps up to date with all of the Starbucks Coffee updates, and has a large fan following. This specific profile is focused on a coffee bar that has been built as sort of an "upgraded" Starbucks.
The author of this article, Melody, was just a visitor to this reserve location, but she gains credibility by simply including pictures that show she has personally been to this place. The pictures include loads of people gathered in the Reserve, the "beautiful" outside area, and the upgraded machines behind the counter. All of these factors could play a big part in swaying the audiences decision to attend the shop.
Some people may say that a Starbucks building is not a community. Unless you are a frequent coffee goer, this may be true. Most times there are "regulars" that attend the same coffee shop on a consistent basis and this forms a community within the shop. Melody explains that even after one visit at the shop, she experienced this vibe. She says, "I visited mid-afternoon on the 20th and met lots of friendly partners and had a great time." The community is obviously an open and changing community depending on the time of day and day of the week. She leaves it open to the audience to experience what she had at this specific Starbucks location by saying, "Hope you get to visit this Reserve Bar or any other Reserve Bar location."
Melody does a great job telling her audience what is specific to the reserve coffee shop by explaining the types of coffees that can be purchased and a brief background of each. She explains the Micro Blend 11 coffee as a "unicorn in the Reserve lineup." This shows the rareness of the coffee and how you can find something magical when you sip the coffee. This appeals to the audience and encourages them to try for themselves
The hyperlinks Melody includes in her profile, link you to other pages she has completed research on and written a profile for the coffee. This gives credibility to her page by showing she has done further research on the topics she is talking about, rather than spouting off facts and hoping the audience will believe her.
Whether the audience feels a since of community or not, Melody sells the Reserve and gives clear information as what makes this place so important to the already existing community.
Wikipedia is simply a ROUGH draft of an online encyclopedia. Many people use Wikipedia for quick facts and a starting place when writing a paper or delivering a report. In high school, Wikipedia was a big no, no. Why is this? Wikipedia does carry a great load of truth, but it is important to note that anyone can post a page or edit a page. If the page has many linked to reliable sources, then they seem to be a bit more trustworthy. When it came to writing papers, my teachers did not want me to use something that could be flawed because a lack of review. So, why use Wikipedia if there are chances of coming across false information? When reviewing a page there will be many hyperlinks to other outside sources that could possibly be reliable. Like said before, Wikipedia is a great place to start and even find some reliable sources. With midterms coming up, I thought a little bit of dog therapy would make for a good writing prompt. I adore golden retrievers, therefore, here I begin.
The first thing I notice about this Wikipedia page are all of the pictures. Right when I clicked the page, I didn’t read any words. I scrolled through the entire page and looked at all of the pictures. Dog therapy is a real thing. Although looking at a dog through a screen is not the same as getting to cuddle a dog, the warm feeling inside never changes. Within the first 200 words of the article, the author used about 20 links to certain words to refer to other sources. The author does not want the reader to doubt the truth of the page. The first sentence of the entire article states the role of the golden retriever and how they inherited their name. “The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot water fowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.” I find this a very strong way to start off the article. Golden Retrievers are a very well-known breed of dog, so a basic sentence would not win the audience’s attention. I believe the audience of this page can range from young kids to adults of all color and gender. The information seems to be very easy to comprehend therefor someone who knows nothing about this breed will not feel lost. The light grey information box on the upper right-hand corner of every page is usually my favorite tool of Wikipedia. This is very helpful for quick facts, especially for people who do not enjoy reading.. It gives basic listed information that you do not have to search the entire article for. The golden retriever information box addresses traits and classification of the breed. All of the stats in this box are linked to reliable outside sources. This gives clear proof that the author knew what they were talking about and knew where to get trustworthy information. The entire page speaks of history, location, and traits of a golden retriever. I would not put it past the author that there are not flaws or outdated information in this article, but I believe there is enough information to help start with some basic facts.
All in all, Wikipedia will always have some awesome information, but it is important for readers to understand the chance of coming across false information. Golden Retrievers are beautiful dogs and it makes me happy just viewing the pictures on this Wikipedia page.
Thomas rhett is a young country artist that has a very bright future ahead of him. Thomas uses his instagram platform to share his music career and love for his family. It is very interesting to me to see the balance used by this young man. It seems as though he posts about his music career to attract people who follow his music, but he also posts lots of what he is passionate not relating to music.
Thomas and his wife, lauren, recently adopted a little girl from uganda. he loves his daughter dearly and specifically posts pictures of her. one of his captions were, "The Lord blessed us with the most amazing little girl we could have ever dreamed of and we can't wait to watch her grow up." He goes out of his way to make his family feel special. thomas and lauren recently has a biological little girl of their own. He will post pictures with her and had captions like, "Ada James Akins was born and it was truly the most amazing thing I have ever experienced." He loves his daughters and his love for his wife is also beautiful. in all of the pictures he posts with his family, they are always smiling. It seems as though they have a healthy marriage and know how to raise their kids right.
Thomas also posts ALOT about his music career. something that i thought was interesting is he used his instagram bio to promote his newest album. "New album, Life Changes, available NOW." he posts every time he has a new release, every time he has a concert coming up, and anytime something big happens, such as receiving an award. I think it is important for him to post about his music career in order to keep his fans in the loop about what is happening with his music. For example, he loves touring. after his final show he posted this, "Can’t believe tonight is the last show of the #hometeam tour. This year has exceeded every expectation I ever had. Thank you so much to my amazing team, band and crew and everyone who came to a show and danced your face off!"
I have been following thomas for over a year now and the way he balances his like seems so healthy. He balances his family life with his professional music career. How difficult. He conveys this to his audience on his social media well and it truly reveals what is important to him.
I find this interesting to write about. I love thomas rhett's music. In fact, in may I will attend his concert. I am excited to see if how he expresses himself on social media is the same way he expresses himself on stage. I'm interested to see if he mentions his daughters or his wife. I truly believe he will considering some of his songs are about them.
Thomas is a man that pursues a successful music career while also expressing a balance with his sweet family and this is evident on his social media.