Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Jedidiah Cheng & Kai Ferng 

1. Question at Issue 
a) Ranting online can get one into big trouble. 
b) People think that they're anonymous, thus they can rant without restrains. 

2. Purpose
a) Report 
b) To inform readers that ranters who think they're anonymous online can still be traced back.
c) He wants to prove

3. Evidence/ Data
a) He uses information from various sources. For example, "Choo, who holds a master's degree in developmental psychology, said these ranters fail to realise that bosses, colleagues, business partners, head hunters, potential employers and even the authorities can view their virtual personas as a reflection of their true self (in the real world)." and "There's a false sense of protection and anonymity when users go behind platforms like Twitter and Facebook to complain, grumble, nitpick and criticise, said Dr Adrian Budiman, a senior lecturer at the School of Multimedia Technology and Communications at Universiti Utara Malaysia."

4. Assumptions
a) He assumes that people are generally more expressive and more honest when they think they are anonymous and the show of anger online has become increasingly visible as society becomes more connected.

b) He thinks that readers may engage in posting hurtful comments online and think their comments cannot be traced.

5. P.O.V 
a) The author's point of view
b) He represents people are very active in social media.

6. Concepts 
a) One such concept is that ranters online don't think that their others around them will think that actions of social media will relate back to them.

7. Implications
a) If your offensive comment can be traced, one might get into trouble with bosses, colleagues, business partners, head hunters, potential employers and even the authorities.

8. Inferences
a) The writers speaks about ranting online in a very serious, impartial tone.

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