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Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 10, 2011, 12:49 PM by Megan Nicole

    My opinion on the pepsi assembly was that it was a little disappointing.  I enjoy the pepsi assmebly's usually, but the use of only hispanic kids opinions in tiny clips they showed throughout the film distracted me on what they were actually talking about.  I think you should include a number of different students with different ethnicities throughout the film, but also make sure the subject on what they're talking about is clearly understood.  The use of popular movie clips that indicated a "lesson" or "theme", was a great idea to make students pay more attention to the message that the assembly was about.  I would have changed the music and amount of effects they used in the video.  It was a bit distracting towards the real message that they were trying to convey.

Transition

posted Oct 3, 2011, 7:26 AM by Megan Nicole

It would be extremely difficult to live in a time period where technology wasn't present everyday.  Technology changes every single day.  I do believe that it will keep advancing because there's so much more to discover and to make some things more convenient like iphones and ipads. I feel a little helpless towards technology and how much we use it.  We use technology for basically everything and it would be hard transitioning to a different lifestyles.  We are capable of living without it ,but it would just be very difficult.

Reaction to 9/11 Video

posted Sep 18, 2011, 3:55 PM by Megan Nicole

    My reaction to this video was shocking.  I've seen so many September 11th videos ,but this one really caught my eye.  It was long ,but very entertaining.  When Megan, the girl in the apartment, was shooting the twin towers from her apartment, her expressions and reactions were heart wrenching.  I couldn't believe the amount of people who chose to commit suicide instead of staying in the building.  It was that which made me think, what did it look like up on that thirty eighth floor?  I teared up when i saw the people down on the street in front of the twin towers, reactions to each second the first tower was burning.  They were so ignorant to what was going on it was sad.  Even people on the street screamed in terror as they saw men and women fall from the top of the twin towers, and commit suicide.  The video not only capture so many different angles of the towers, from apartments on the east side to west side, but they also got reactions of people on the opposite side of the city.  Time square was full of frozen people starring at the screens around them.  That video had the most amazing visual scenes. It was incredible how that video hit harder than all the other 9/11 documentaries i have watched in the past.

Reaction To Survey

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:24 AM by Megan Nicole

    My reaction to the technology use in this survey was not suprising at all.  Almost all of the survey takers had access to the internet, texting, and television.  I was a little suprised though at the amount of people who use ATT.  I also noticed that the amount of people who read magazines never read the newspaper.  People in the age group 45-54 read the newspaper daily, but never read magazines or had any kind of technological advantages available on their cell phones.  The favorite local television station between all age groups was either FOX or ABC.  I knew already that older people read newspapers more that teens, and teens had more advanced cell phones.  Most middle aged adults only used internet for research ,while teens and college students used it more often for social networking.  Overall, i'm not really suprised at the end result of this survey.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Aug 29, 2011, 7:24 AM by Megan Nicole   [ updated Aug 30, 2011, 5:38 PM ]

Potential dangers that exists in blogging are the following: cyber bullying that lead to suicide, giving out personal information, and removing the barrier between older men and younger teenagers.  All of these issues are legitiment because they all could potentially affend someone or even hurt them.  People put out there personal information all the time to people they don't even no exist.  It could be a huge danger to underaged teenagers who come across adults who try to message and harass them. Other dangers that are not discussed is the exposure of young girls who put inappropriate pictures up on websites like facebook or myspace.  Some rules we should use when we blog are: pay attention to everything you may put in the blog, put appropriate information on the blog, and don't right anything offensive in your blog because what message are you trying to send to people you don't know?

Chapter 1 Mass Communication

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:47 AM by Megan Nicole

    In Chapter 1 Mass Communication the approach to the whole idea of revolutionizing our culture with technology was very helpful in understanding how quickly our culture is adapting to new technology.  Its understood that in this chapter one revolutionary happening lead to another and so on.  The print revolution began in China around 100 C.E. and 1045; that was when print first began.  The electronic and digital era's soon followed that with the telagraph in the 1840s followed by the fax machine, and so on.  This pattern of pushing the limits has been going on since the begining of time and made me come to the relization that in 10 or 20 years technology will become something we have never imagined it would.  The model of mass media broke down how technology is used and how much we use it.  The strong foundation of Media is important because its so beneficially powerful when we use it almost everyday.
    The downside to new technology is realizing slowly were forgetting the more classical high culture because we don't really need to go back and relate to it.  The perspective of high and low culture on a culture skyscraper or map is easy to understand why each culture is more distinct and different.  It catorgizes all the symbols between high and low culture and makes it clear of to how much our culture has changed over the past century.  In the next couple captions it starts getting into details about how modernism and postmodernism are joined together.  For example: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, It throws together different cultual peices.  This example mixes english literature and horror films which creates an unusual satire. 
    Although the postmodernism and modernism times are very different, one similar attribute of the two is the ability to critisize the work during these times.  Five steps to this critical process begins with writing a description, then forming an analysis, after make an interpretation, than give an evalution, and finally form and engagment.  These steps help us not only understand a news story ,but also support a critism you could make upon a certain subject.

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posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:45 AM by Ben Buckles

ay yo wud up

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