Friday, May 7, 2010

Chapter 14 - reproducing media

The last two sentences of chapter 14 state: "But, most important, at the beginning of the 21st century the majority of Americans know their world primarily through reproductive media. First, we see the world through a television, computer, or PDA; later, the world confirms what we have seen on the screen."

This has become increasingly true as the internet and satellite have become more popular and easy to use. One such example of this would the the commercial for the new flip phone, where the anchorman confirms news that has been put up on facebook or twitter. It is silly, but it reaches the point. I am not sure how to take a picture of this, however, any news story you look up, you will find evidence that something was done about it in the real world after the fact. Take the Virginia Tech shootings, first heard on the news, it spread to the world, and then VT reorganized their efforts to create a better security team for the future. 

Something to think about eh?


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