Rhetorical Analysis Article

Social Media Engagement: The Comparison of Page Types on Facebook


I started my rhetorical analysis by sectioning the subject of social media’s rhetorical function in order to analyze the depth of the standards of different discourse specific groups in social media and how those groups play a crucial part in rhetorical media engagement. The two groups I chose to compare for this study are “Intellectual Takeout” and “Genderqueer Mercury”. I chose these two pages for study because they are so different in page type, followers/audience, purpose, and the content they post/share. We have the resources to acquire knowledge about anything. But what do social media sites like Facebook tell us about the content shared on different page types and how people interpret that information?

For the feature article on this rhetorical analysis, check out my written portion here.


Intellectual Takeout: https://www.facebook.com/intellectual.takeout.org/timeline

Genderqueer Mercury: https://www.facebook.com/Genderqueer-Mercury-776826269031759/timeline

Sailor Mercury: http://sailormoon.wikia.com/wiki/Sailor_Mercury

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