I READ THIS AND SAID WOW!!! I LOVE MY GLOBAL14 MEMBERS
Destiny Jones mentioned you in an update:
“This is an evaluation paper that I am working on for my writing class. I wrote
about Global 14 @JD
What is Global 14?
In today’s society social media websites have made a big impact on the way we
communicate with each other and attain knowledge. As the world continues to
evolve, the use of social media websites is becoming commonly used for the
number one source of entertainment and obtaining information on what is going on
in the world. Many people are familiar with the popular social media websites
such as Facebook and Twitter. The expectations on these websites can become
limited to the same day to day socializing with others, posting videos, pictures
and letting the world know what you are doing at a particular moment in your
People sometimes abuse these websites and go as far as to posting personal
things that they should not share with everyone. For example, if you become
pregnant at the same time as Laqueefa, Shanice and Amber, it is not cool to post
a pic of four teenagers in the mirror at school saying “Pregnancy teen pact”.
The type of social media website that I would enjoy personally would be
friendly, informative, and have an essential atmosphere where people could
together as a community and bond like a family. Global 14 is a social media
website that continues to gain more and more recognition each day and eventually
it will become one of the top social media websites on the web.
Jermaine Dupri is a well-known Grammy award winning song writer and producer,
author, DJ and the CEO of music record label entitled So So Def. He took a
further step away from his love of music to create a social website where he not
only shares music but art, fashion, community issues and technology, to name a
few. This website keeps you engaged and informed on the latest news in the world
and anything new you might not have known about. Believe it or not after a while
Global 14 can become addictive but in a good way. It becomes addictive in a good
way because it makes you want to log on every day to see what is new in music,
technology and mainly to see the topics everyone might be discussing. When you
see everyone talking on a certain topic it makes you want to jump in and join
the discussion. You never know what they might be debating about because the
topics can be random at times. Recently, the big community discussion on the
website was on Election Day. Everyone talked
back and forth with each other and made each other laugh and have a good time
as we awaited the winner. After Obama was pronounced the president, everyone
went crazy on their statuses with funny pictures and entertaining at statements.
It’s a friendly zone where you can speak on anything you like even if you do not
know someone because Global 14 builds friendships.
“The virtual atmosphere is one that culminates into literal meet and greets.
People are on first name basis. A place where you can be (personal) and someone
on the site will relate and help you through,” said Margo, a member of Global
14. When I first made an account on Global 14 my intentions were to get people
to listen to my singing and to hopefully get the attention of Jermaine Dupri.
After being on the website for a while, I learned that it was way more than
sharing music; it was like a big family where love was spread toward everyone. I
became comfortable enough to engage in discussion and post things such as
pictures, videos and other informal info. Soon after people began to discuss
what I was sharing. I have met some people on the website that are from all
around the United States and even outside the country. Friendships can go
beyond just the online experience as well. “The offline experience, you get to
meet on here at lifer’s (the term for Global 14 mem
bers) events and parties. No other sites offer that,” said Rose. The thing that
connects us as a family is the love we share for music, sports, fashion and the
conversations we have.
Global 14 is currently close to 42,000 members. I did not know anyone on the
website when I first made an account. I now have daily conversations and laughs
with many members. We speak to each other as if we were already friends before
connecting on Global 14. Jermaine Dupri himself is always engaging with everyone
on the website. When he talks back to us and laughs with us, it makes it extra
special because he is the founder of the website. The founder of Facebook and
Twitter are not engaging with members. When Jermaine Dupri engages with us, it
makes me want to log on even more often because even though he is a busy
business man, he takes the time to chat with us.
As I stated before, we are like a big family of different ages, race and
backgrounds. We all share talents of singing, rapping, song writing, modeling,
playing sports or having a love for fashion and a concern of what is going on in
our society. I love how someone would say good morning on a status and everyone
would comment on it and respond with a good morning or have a good day. When
this happens it makes me feel loved. I posted on my status the other day, “good
morning you guys I have a math test today ughh” and everyone responded with good
morning, good luck and you got this. I posted that I was emotional on a status
one day and everyone asked why and cheered me up. Just like any other family
there might be some disagreements or arguments but at the end of the day those
problems become resolved by laughing and talking it out.
The big difference between other social media websites and Global 14 is that,
global 14 is where people get to display their talents and not get criticized
but instead are given complements or words of encouragement on how talents can
be improved. On Facebook and Twitter you have to beg or tag people to watch and
comment on things you post rather it being statues, pictures or videos. On G14
all you have to do is post something and someone will comment. You do not have
to beg for someone to listen to your music because we are always looking to give
our opinion on things. If someone posted on Facebook or Twitter about how
Hostess Cakes are going out of business, a store being robbed or anything
informal about our society then you will get little to no response. If those
same things were posted on G14 that’s when it becomes a big discussion and
sometimes these conversations will last for days. Whenever someone comments on a
certain status, picture or whatever was posted; it
then comes back to the top of the web page and becomes top of discussion again.
Once I see something posted that I am interested in, I then go beyond that and
do my own research. I stay updated on what is going on in the world because of
People might argue and say that G14 is just about music but it’s not. As I said
before, it displays a variety of things in sports, fashion, society topics, etc.
Others might say that Jermaine Dupri do not listen to their music. When people
hear that a big music producer such as Jermaine Dupri has made this website then
they think that by posting music they might get signed. So when they are not
getting his attention they get upset. Jermaine Dupri has said the best way to
get his attention is to get the attention of the community meaning the global 14
members. I believe his statement is only fair because if there isn’t at least a
nice amount of people that gives positive feedback on your musical talents you
post then it shows that you aren’t ready for a music career in the industry.
When you are constantly posting your music and sending messages to Jermaine
Dupri that then makes you seem desperate. I think the best way to get into the
music industry is if someone is int
erested in you and not by trying to make them interested. Another argument
that might come about is how the website sometimes has spams. The bigger the
website gets meaning the more people join, the bigger the spams get. There are
people working on getting rid of these spams. The website is being constructed
on very often because new ideas come to play. Jermaine Dupri is always in
meetings with his team of global 14 developers to make the website even better.
In these meetings they right on walls and discuss new ideas and ways the website
can be improved in many areas. They stay in the same house for days working on
constructing the website.
Global 14 is my favorite social media website and I cannot wait to see how much
the website develops and changes. I love the all-around atmosphere. Being that I
am one of the younger members on the website, I still engage and get the respect
of my opinions regardless of my age. The website continues to grow and become
more interesting each day. This website might not be as big as popular websites
but those websites started off small and eventually became a big website with
millions of members. In the future G14 will have its millions of members and
finally have the recognition that it deserves. “If I ain’t living the life, I
don’t know what you call it” (Dupri). Global 14 is a family and we enjoy living