Why does Alice Mathias call her generation the “Fakebook Generation,” stating,
“Dwelling online is a cowardly and utterly enjoyable alternative to real interaction” (3)?
Why might ‘dwelling online” be so enjoyable, while at the same time being
cowardly and fake? Your thesis statement/central claim should answer all 3 parts
of this question (fake, cowardly and enjoyable), establishing a clear direction for
developing each of the 3 parts within the body of your essay. Link your ideas to
Mathias’ Takebook stage” metaphor.
While explaining the meaning of Mathias’ words, support your ideas by continuously
integrating and explaining direct MLA citations from Mathias’ essay. You may
incorporate your own short example, which you still should align with direct textual
evidence (citations) from the “Fakebook Generation.”