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The Power of Media
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Posted 6/22/08
Like almost everyone living in the world at this moment is influenced by the media. We are influenced by such things like: advertisements, commercials, etc. Do you think the power of the media is for a good cause or for a bad cause? Or maybe both? Do you think the media influences you in a big way or in a very little way, that you dont even notice? Have you ever tried/did something just because of the repeated media shown everywhere? Do you think its a step towards to the new generation or is it ruining the traditions humans once held?

In my opinion, the media could be used in a good way and a bad way. It depends on the material shown. I also think everyone is influeced by it in a big way that it became a part of everyones life. I also believe its a new way of getting in touch with people throughout the world.
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Posted 6/22/08
We are surrounded by the media. From the TV ads, billboards, newspapers, the internet -you name it! Thus, it is very influential. Considering it's vast nature, I believe it is a step towards a better world given that people would be responsible enough not to abuse it.
Posted 6/22/08
Our world is flooded with the media. The Television, Magazines, and so much more exist for the media, making them very influential. From my prospective imformation from the media can be educational or entertaining and some of us rely on both aspects to enlighten us therefore making them a manipulator.
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Posted 6/22/08
u haven't seen advertisements till u visit mumbai or bangalore. everything is an advertising space there!
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Posted 6/23/08
in my opinion, it really has to be the person looking at it more than anything else:
i mean, you choose whether or not to smoke that cigarette or go anorexic after looking at a billboard or two...
sure it's all around the place, especially in cities, but your self control contributes to the real power of the media, right?
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Posted 6/23/08
hmmmmm, the power of the media is not one to be fucked with! lol XP
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Posted 6/23/08

rockxx wrote:

Like almost everyone living in the world at this moment is influenced by the media. We are influenced by such things like: advertisements, commercials, etc. Do you think the power of the media is for a good cause or for a bad cause? Or maybe both? Do you think the media influences you in a big way or in a very little way, that you dont even notice? Have you ever tried/did something just because of the repeated media shown everywhere? Do you think its a step towards to the new generation or is it ruining the traditions humans once held?

In my opinion, the media could be used in a good way and a bad way. It depends on the material shown. I also think everyone is influeced by it in a big way that it became a part of everyones life. I also believe its a new way of getting in touch with people throughout the world.


wow so deep. i guess media is really very powerful. it changes the world. for good or bad? i guess no one really knows...but i guess its more of bad then good.
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Posted 6/23/08
right now the media is used for horrible things.

for example, there are thousands of food commercials, and those make ppl hungry, even if their bodies don't need food--->overweight.
the overweight ppl c commercials for diet pills. then they try them and end up with stuff like heart problems. either they're stuck on meds or they die.

also, in the US there is no variety at all. the couples are often a blonde girl and a brunette dude, and there are all of these plastic creepy girls in commercials.

and then race relations...touchy topic but geez they never show some couples together.

those 15 second ads really influence people more than they think.

oh and the news...how many murders from one area will they choose to show? how many crimes will it take to scare people away from an area? hmm.

-_-; if the world were full of good people in the big chairs, maybe it'd be different.
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The most apparent way to see the power of media: check the bank accounts of all those 'celebrities'.

Seriously, I think it's so disgusting how all these celebrities buy large mansions, booze, party, do drugs and throw lots of money around buying expensive cars and clothes... when, if you think about it, the only great thing they've done is probably get good looking genes from their parents. All their money is OUR money!!!! Yet these are the people we normal people are obssessed with... in a way WE are the people who have hyped up their status and lifestyle. It is WE who put them into such a nice life....

Media is definitely such an influential thing... i mean just imagine if one day all the newspapers, magazines AND television news decide to pull a prank and put all fake articles about the world ending and countries having deadly earthquakes - we would still believe them!! how scary is that? For all we know, the news we are receiving from media could be wrong and the world around is maybe very different......

Imagine turning on the TV and seeing a 'breaking news alert' of a video clip of the White House being under attack... the whole nation will be in an uproar!! I mean TV News stations actually have the power to post these 'fake' videos! SO.. imagine if a TERRORIST gets in control of all the news channel and post fake videos of the president dying.... our nation would melt down!


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Posted 6/24/08

emily_92 wrote:

The most apparent way to see the power of media: check the bank accounts of all those 'celebrities'.

Seriously, I think it's so disgusting how all these celebrities buy large mansions, booze, party, do drugs and throw lots of money around buying expensive cars and clothes... when, if you think about it, the only great thing they've done is probably get good looking genes from their parents. All their money is OUR money!!!! Yet these are the people we normal people are obssessed with... in a way WE are the people who have hyped up their status and lifestyle. It is WE who put them into such a nice life....

Media is definitely such an influential thing... i mean just imagine if one day all the newspapers, magazines AND television news decide to pull a prank and put all fake articles about the world ending and countries having deadly earthquakes - we would still believe them!! how scary is that? For all we know, the news we are receiving from media could be wrong and the world around is maybe very different......

Imagine turning on the TV and seeing a 'breaking news alert' of a video clip of the White House being under attack... the whole nation will be in an uproar!! I mean TV News stations actually have the power to post these 'fake' videos! SO.. imagine if a TERRORIST gets in control of all the news channel and post fake videos of the president dying.... our nation would melt down!




only till the white house issues a denial and everybody realizes that news station makes up crappy news stories,
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Posted 6/24/08

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rockxx wrote:

Like almost everyone living in the world at this moment is influenced by the media. We are influenced by such things like: advertisements, commercials, etc. Do you think the power of the media is for a good cause or for a bad cause? Or maybe both? Do you think the media influences you in a big way or in a very little way, that you dont even notice? Have you ever tried/did something just because of the repeated media shown everywhere? Do you think its a step towards to the new generation or is it ruining the traditions humans once held?

In my opinion, the media could be used in a good way and a bad way. It depends on the material shown. I also think everyone is influeced by it in a big way that it became a part of everyones life. I also believe its a new way of getting in touch with people throughout the world.


wow so deep. i guess media is really very powerful. it changes the world. for good or bad? i guess no one really knows...but i guess its more of bad then good.



yea...badness ensues with all the violence on tv, right? but, fuzzy, its rok....of course shes gonna be deep (typical rok again...)
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Posted 6/25/08
lots of advertisements and stuff are fake..they make it look lik what its not :O
Posted 6/25/08
media influence is great in this era man. seriously.
esp soft media.
affects us in many ways.
but i guess, without it, life would be quite boring eh.
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Posted 6/25/08
It seems to me like comedy is the most influential media out there. The majority of people nowadays love saying the same jokes they've heard from their favorite little comedy shows...

"OH LOOK GINGER!!!111!! LOL I AM SO ORIGINAL!!!11!!!11!!"
"HEY LOOK JEW LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!"
"UR NAME IS KENNY!?!?!? LOL U BASTARDZ U KILLED KENNY HEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHE" *pukes*

People's views on subjects is screwed over because of comedy shows, yeah the shows are funny... but not what the viewers decide to think after. What irritates me is when people make jokes about certain kinds of people, and act like they're not doing anything wrong because they say "Well I have nothing against ---", it doesn't work like that.

Example: Many Black people/African-Americans (not exactly just media) just love making white people jokes... When people are trying to be serious about a subject, they pull out their comedy influenced views... and make themselves look like a dumb ass. "Man, that song was good! You just too white!" (Totally not racist, and very original.)

Media influences are sometimes good, but most of the time... you want to kill the makers for sending out such shitty messages to people. This world is full of idiots who are influenced easily...
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The media is f-ing powerful, I mean, it made people in America to think about terrorism whenever they hear the word "Middle East", "Muslim", "Islam", "Iraqi", and so on
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