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Myplace: The Place for Diversity Multimedia Analysis
Mary Hoffman
COMM/315
March 3, 2014
Dr. Jody Kehle

Myplace: The Place for Diversity Multimedia Analysis
Diversity is a term that has grown in its use over the years. Simply put, the term refers to all of the ways in which people are different and unique. These include each individual, groups of people, and cultural differences (Bucher, 2010). So often, our society judges people by outer appearance (for example: color of hair, color of eyes, and clothes you wear), the social groups people are associated with, the home/neighborhood you live in, the car you drive, and even the school you attended or graduated from. It’s just like judging a book by its cover. I think everyone does it a little, whether they mean to or not.
During my review of the Myplace multimedia analysis on the University of Phoenix student web site, I noticed that began to look for superficial characteristics in the individuals photos to match the profile. Example 1: “I received my bachelor’s degree in English and worked as the managing editor of a weekly newspaper while pursuing my master’s degree in communications. Shortly after attaining my master’s, I worked for a large company as a graphic specialist before I began teaching for Axia College online. While working on my master’s degree, I lost my mom to cancer. Soon after, I struggled to find myself and experimented with many drugs, only to find that they weren’t the answer and that my mom wasn’t coming back.” (Myplace: The Place for Diversity, 2014)
In this scenario, I selected the wrong person initially. I did not think, due to her appearance, that Jenna would be the type of person that would pursue her master’s degree. She has multiple tattoos and piercings; 13 piercings to be exact. I immediately judged her and did not see her as a motivated or educated person. She looked to be…...

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