Qualman and Social Media
Qualman incorporated quite a number of examples to promote his idea about the popularity of social media. I found Dancing Matt-Something to Chew On interesting amongst them all. The idea of Mathew Harding quitting his job to travel and filmed his dance for entertaining is unique. The video passed around by email is evident enough to promote social media. The statistics revealed that Matt’s server received 20,000 hits a day is alarming. I like the way Qualman , 27 describes the beauty of the video with no language barriers because visual rhetoric is self explanatory.
This connects well with visual rhetoric because a good visual design works the same way as an argument, conveying information without excessive elaboration. Qualman further gives a good description of Matt’s video. He said, “it really makes you feel good about us one day eventually all being connected globally”. To me it seems that with social media a person can connect anywhere. With social media we can be able to do anything because social media will always be our mouthpiece.
I like the idea that Qualman mentioned about the success of a brand because of simply associating itself with social media that is already virally successful which gives other brands something to chew on.