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Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 14, 2011, 6:36 AM by Blake Boggs

I thought the Pepsi Assembly was really good, but sad. I didn't really disliked anything at the Pepsi Assembly. Yea, i think so, because hearing someone talk about and seeing someone it happened to, can really change the way your mind processes it. The clips were used to probably grab the attention of us teenagers. We watched people our age that it happened to. Had people raised their hands to see how many people have seen these things happen first hand to other people. Then make sure everyone understands, these things happened to the people in the video, to people you know, it can happen to you also.

Transition

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:27 AM by Blake Boggs

1.) I do not think it would be hard. Because you would already to be used to living that way, so it might actually be easy.
 
2.) Absolutely. Technology is going to advance forever because of how many things people want to make better, or make better of someone else's technology.
 
3.) For me, it doesn't bother me. Im usually working, hunting, or hanging out with friends, so the only piece of technology I really use is my phone.

Rwanda

posted Sep 27, 2011, 7:07 AM by Blake Boggs


9/11 Video

posted Sep 18, 2011, 4:01 PM by Blake Boggs

    After watching the 9/11 video, I have a different perspective on this event. I was always mad that someone could do that to our country. Now actually seeing it live from a lot of peoples home videos, I feel the pain they do, and it makes me even more angry about it. Everyone in New York got a huge slap in the face when The World Trade Center was hit. This video showed me what it's like to feel completely attacked.
    I believe the reason 9/11 never had an effect on me was because I wasn't there on the scene. Plus, being young when it happened, I didn't really know what was happening other than constant news coverage on these two buildings on fire. Now, being older, it makes me stop and think about all those people in that plane who had no say in the matter. Death was the only option presented to them. Then, all the people in that building who have never done anything wrong to deserve that.
    I am glad that I saw the 9/11 video because it changes my perspective on that day.

Reaction Survey

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:33 AM by Blake Boggs

    Most of the answers that involved teenagers seem to have the same things in common. With the first question everyone is kind of split between television and internet. As well as with newpapers, some people dont read them at all, and some people read them at least once a month. The content that people are most interested is broken up into 3 categories that equal out between everyone. You have people that like sports, entertainment, and news. Most people read magazines monthly and weekly, but only read about entertainment and sports. They surveyers tend to watch ABC more than any other television network.
    The teenager population seems to all be interested in the same things. I think every generation is this way, and it will always be that way. Everyone has their own group that they feel accepted in and fit in with.

Dangers Of Blogging

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:43 PM by Blake Boggs

            The dangers in blogs consist of giving out personal information, saying things you may regret later, bullying others to where the consequences could be significant, and even worse cases, kids commit suicide due to cyber bullying.

            All of these concerns are legitimate. Personal information could reach stalkers or child predators that could lead them to you. Saying things online that may hurt someone, even if you didn’t mean it. The biggest one though, would have to be bullying. The thought of knowing that someone committed suicide because you decided to make fun of someone is stomach churning.

            There are more dangers to blogging, such as, the reverse effect of bullying. If you were to bully someone through blogging, and they go on a rampage, or come after you.

            Students should make rules for themselves, like, no pictures, no personal information, and nothing said that could be taken the wrong way and used against them.

Chapter 1 Mass Communication

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:46 AM by Blake Boggs   [ updated Aug 29, 2011, 7:19 AM ]

Chapter 1 Mass Communication
    Mass media is the news, talk, and interaction of everyone in the world and how they communicate. It has been around since the beginning of time itself it seems like when it was just passed on by people talking to one another. In the middle of the 15th century, printing was starting to become huge. This would be the first major step into mass media. Printing allowed news to get out to more people at one time. The more people read, the more people talked to one another, faster the news moved. So at this time, this was a huge step for the media.
    Printing held its ground for a very long time, being the only change in media technology for about 400 years. Then, one piece of technology would change the media for life. This technology was called the telegraph, which sent dot-dash electronic signals. It changed media history, making transportation to spread media, unneeded. Messages were able to be sent instantly. This old piece of technology was the beginning of the modern age technology today. After the telegraph was made, the radio would be made, the fax machine, and the cell phone which we all use today.
    Communication has became so easy, that it's kind of scary thinking about how easy you can get ahold of someone or spread news. One of the biggest ways of spreading news in the world today is social media. And even a bigger name that follows that is Facebook. Facebook has more than 500 million users and is one of the biggest sites on the internet today. People tend to see news on Facebook before they even see it on the news, that goes to show you how far media technology has came.
    
    Do you think the map or the skyscraper shows better of our culture today?

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