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First Blog Post

Hey! My name is Elizabeth Malcom and I’m from Athens, GA. I graduated from Athens Academy and am so excited to be at UGA. My major right now is marketing, but that might change!

Tetrad: Facebook

Enhances: Facebook allows people to share pictures or articles that relate to their current lives. People are also able to view what is going on in their friends lives, providing a way to constantly stay connected.

Retrieves: It allows people to keep up with family members or friends that may live far  away.

Reverses Into: When everyone you know is on Facebook, it creates pressure to constantly be uploading pictures that make you appear fun or interesting to your following online. People live less in the moment and are only worried about taking a good picture to later post online.

Obsolesces: Because you can see what your friends are up to online, Facebook eliminates the need to pick up the phone to ask what is going on in their lives.



08/21/16 – First Blog Post + Tetrad

Hello, everyone! My name is Mahathi Mula. I’m from Cumming, GA and I graduated from South Forsyth High School. I’m a Biology major and hope to go on to Medical School after graduation to become a pediatrician with a specialization (still working on that one). I’m super excited about my first year here and I’m hoping to make it a great one! 🙂


Enhances: Allows for constant communication between individuals through posts, discussions, and messages. Facebook is a massive platform for trending events concerning celebrities, politics, cinema, etc. Companies can use Facebook as a platform for reaching out to current and potential consumers.

Retrieves: One can keep in touch with many people, regardless of how close or how far they are. Helps to keep loved ones close no matter how far they are.

Obsolesces: Facebook replaces the one-on-one conversations that people could potentially have had in person. Creates a barrier between people in some instances because of lack of enhancing a proper connection. Every conversation is behind a screen.

Reverses Into: Hundreds of opportunities for cyber bullying, stalking, and privacy breaching.  When users post constant updates of their daily lives, it makes the user vulnerable and exposed, creating chances for backfire.


First Blog Post

Hi!  My name is Elaina Gruver, and I’m from Dacula, Georgia (only about 45 minutes from Athens).  I’m living in O House, and right now I’m a biology major, but I plan to change it to exercise and sport science or athletic training  pretty soon, with hopes to eventually be a physical therapist or chiropractor.

Tetrad: Facebook

Enhances:  Allows people to keep in touch with friends and family who they may not see regularly or who live far away.  People can share exciting moments in their lives with the people who they chose, and many businesses have Facebook pages in order to raise awareness of their business.

Retrieves:  Facebook gives people the ability to keep up with their friends’ lives and to know what major events are happening with the people that they care about, even if those people live on the other side of the country.

Reverses into:  Some people tend to post too much about what is happening in their lives, or they post things that no one really cares about or wants to know.  (No one really cares that you’re going to walmart)

Obsolesces:  People don’t feel the need to talk to people in person anymore, or to even call someone. They can get all the information they need by looking at someone’s Facebook page.

First Blog Post


Hey guys! My name is Kelsey Kurnett and I am from Alpharetta Georgia. I am thrilled to be here at UGA this year and can’t wait to complete all the typical freshmen traditions. I am really into golf, so hit me up if you are ever interested in going to the UGA golf course.

To be honest I am slightly confused by the whole tetrad thing but here’s my take…

Enhancement: Allows one to share any and everything from their relationship status to daily photos with their friends.
Retrieval: Easy access to friends and family that may be far away geographically. Facebook allows better communication with individuals whose lives may not regularly cross paths.
Obsolesces: Phone calls and high school reunions become irrelevant due to the informative nature of Facebook.
Reverses Into: possible social embarrassment due to lack of professionalism from the various years of use and some possible cyberbullying due the lack of face to face communication.