“Where’s my phone?!?!” I say this frantically every moment my iPhone is out of my sight. What’s worse? Moments like these are extremely rare. I feel as if I cannot go anywhere or do anything without my cellular device attached to my hand, and many of my peers feel this way as well. When did our generation become so obsessed with maintaining this social media appetite? The hunger for the newness, no matter the device (or price in most cases), is so prevalent that right before our eyes the world is changing…and we won’t be looking around to see these changes. We will be looking down. New media has almost completely taken over the social world. This refers to the concept of anyone being able to, at any given time, access any form of media content with freedom via any device or tool. The internet has been a main source for this media access. Since the mid-90’s, the Internet has been affecting pop culture in such a way that has never been seen in history. The convenience, the ease, the feeling of “knowing all” swept over the world and has not shown any mercy. Even when the World Wide Web first gained its popularity, some people were already so obsessed with it that it became an issue. In 1996, the New York Times featured a news story about a 17-year-old Texas boy who had been suffering from withdrawals due to his internet activity ceasing cold-turkey. Apparently, his symptoms resembled those of a person withdrawing from hard drugs or even cigarettes; “[h]is body shuddered with convulsions [and] he hurdled tables and chairs around the hospital.” This behavior seemed erratic, especially for the time period in which it occurred. However today, many Americans have developed an addiction to media. This new media causes many of today’s problems, which are relatively “new” problems. If our technologies were not so advanced, would we have to worry about texting and driving? Cyber bullying? New forms of addiction? These questions are rather important; not only to this generation, but also to the next due to the rate at which technology is advancing. Mediums that existed since the beginning of media itself are still around today. Hardcopy newspapers, magazines, and books are purchased across the globe. However it may seem as if these mediums will soon be replaced entirely by the new forms of the very same thing. The idea of paper-less periodicals and entertainment news blogs (et cetera) has now become a very clear reality, especially since the need for “being green” emerged. This suggests that these new mediums provide less of an ecological footprint. But is this major change really just a sign of the times? From the fast-food drive thru, to online shopping, to buying newly released albums with the click of a button; this nation has got to have it now. Right this very second. No waiting until tomorrow, no calling next week. Right now. With a ton of instant mediums at our fingertips, it is difficult to imagine having to ever go without them. Growing up in the 1990’s, I witnessed our progress from the huge, bulky, ugly cellular phones. My mother had several of these phones over the years, and each one got smaller and smaller. Now, she is blown away by what my sleek, small, innovative iPhone can do. Recently, my mother and I went on a shopping trip. On our way to the mall, she sadly says, “I really wish I still had The Commodores album. I have no idea what happened to my copy.” Being the generous daughter that I am, I promptly navigated to my Pandora Internet Radio application on my iPhone, tapped the “Create a Station” icon, typed in “The Commodores”, and soon my mother’s mood shifted from sullen to joyous. “How did you do that?” she said, snapping her fingers to their song “Easy”. And I responded to her question with the title of that song. It was easy. Now, my mother, who before swore that she would never give in to the “smartphone” craze, is strongly considering making the switch to an…
Effects of Mass Media
September 22, 2014
Effects of Mass Media
Mass media has evolved significantly in the last century. With the continuous development of new technology comes the evolvement of communication. Over the last century media has evolved in both print and electronic media. As media outlets continue to expand so does the available access to the sources and the ability to confirm the accuracy of the sources. It also allows the…
This paper discusses the role of the media in political campaigns.
The purpose of campaigns
To understand the role of election campaigns towards the end result it is necessary to understand that two ideas exist. It is believed that the voters decide for their candidate before the campaigning starts, while the others believe that it through active campaigning that voters reach their decision.
The purpose of political campaigns is to do one of three things to affect the voter: motivate, reinforce…
EXAMPLE OF INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE
Topic: Impact of Media in the Society and Individual
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience the negative impact of social media in the society and to the individual.
Thesis: Social media websites are some of the most popular haunts on the Internet. They have revolutionized the way people communicate and socialize on the Web.
A. Attention Getter: Today, just about…
Effects of Mass Media
September 10, 2013
Effects of Mass Media
When a person thinks about what, he or she needs to do for the day, the first thing he or she does is reach for his or her cell phone. Mass media and mass communication is a must have in America today. Media shows people in magazines and newspapers what he or she could look like or act like, what the latest trend is out. Also he or she can call a family member or friend from across…
Effects Of Mass Media
July 29, 2013
Effects Of Mass Media
Mass media that surrounds our everyday lives, without a doubt has a large impact on our culture and way of life. The spectacular phenomenon of mass media has shaped and influenced our culture, by the process of evolutionary major developments and convergence. The media shapes and impacts our culture by providing large amounts of information through various channels of technology. Every day, people…
Mass Media and Popular Culture: Effects on the Population
Mass Media and Popular Culture
Mass media and popular culture go hand in hand. This paper will discuss the impact of mass media on enculturation, examine the relationships among media, advertising and the formation of normative cultural values, and discuss the impact of the internet on popular culture and the way we communicate today. Real world examples of this impact will be provided to prove our point of view and the overall effect…
8 April 2015
Social media pros and cons
How much social media is to much for an adolescent? If we surveyed a hundred people, we will probably get a hundred different answers. The truth of the matter is, we will never know the exact number, but we can determine the pros and cons of the internet. According to Brent Staples, “the internet was billed as a revolutionary way to enrich our social lives and expand our civic connection”.(Brent Staples, page 445)
The internet is diminishing a lot of the…
Can New Zealand take advantage of social media platforms for use in disaster management?
Report prepared by Genius Consulting Ltd for The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
This report explores the potential impact, feasibility and technical challenges of regional and national government implementation of social networking use for natural disasters in New Zealand. To do this, the report considers peer reviewed research conducted in similar situations in three countries…
University of Phoenix Material
Mass Media Worksheet
Complete this worksheet by answering the following questions. In Part A, each response must be written as an academic paragraph of at least 150 words. Be clear and concise, and explain your answers. If you cite any sources, use APA format. For Part B, answer each statement with a specific example and explanation in a couple of sentences.
What are mass media?
Mass media is a term defined as a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed…
at sources that give us media information such as the internet and newspapers, we can notice the huge difference between the two sources and what they offer, this includes the internet being the new media information source with over billions of viewers across the world and the newspaper having lesser viewers and old fashioned printed paper which is available from a handful of shops and stores.
This time 20 years ago newspapers were considered as a good way to get your media information and were brought…