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Holocaust Propaganda

posted Oct 18, 2011, 7:04 PM by Melissa Baker

I really liked this virtual tour website because you could actually see some of what was going on. I also didn't like this because it was sad to see what it was actually like for some of those people. I think if I were actually able to go to this museum, I would do it to get the feel for what had been going on and what was actually happening.  This website you could actually view propaganda from that time, other than just reading about it like we always have.  

This is an actual board game that people would play because it encouraged them to listen to German radio stations, so they didn't get punished for listening to foreign.

This poster was actually promoting the use of the new German railway.

Pepsi Assembly

posted Oct 17, 2011, 9:18 AM by Melissa Baker

I thought the pepsi assembly was pretty good.  The music always adds a very emotional feel to the whole thing because of the music they chose to go with the whatever clips they have going on at that point.  The clips from the movies also added a different feel to it because of the way they played them at the right parts and went about putting the right clips in.  I thought that everything together brought a more emotional feel to the whole thing, and that it can actually help people get through the things that are going on. 

Reflection of 9/11 Documentary

posted Sep 16, 2011, 10:46 AM by Melissa Baker

My reaction to the video was mainly a feeling of lose. A feeling of lose for all of the citizens, firefighters, EMTs, policemen, and anyone that I am forgetting about.  This is a very sad documentary because of all of the people that died and suffered while being there and trying to help.I really think it would be a good idea to publish this documentary just because it actually shows what happened to the World Trade Center. I think the people that were video taping this should not have even been that close to the trade center because even though the buildings were built to not fall, you have to realize that the building was going to fall anyway. Both buildings were hit by planes, so part of the structure is gone, meaning that the building was no longer stable.

Reflecting on 9/11

posted Sep 12, 2011, 10:23 AM by Melissa Baker

I agree with some of the activities, such as the fundraising and the memorials, but the rest of the stuff I don't really agree with that much. I think that marketers are kind of going overboard because they are trying to get money out of the whole process.  The wine company, for example, is a good example. The wine company said that out of all of the profits that they are getting out of it, only up to 10% is actually going to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Only 10% is actually not that much if you are going to donate money at least make it a little more than 10% because where is the other 90% of the money going. I think it is good that they are still fundraising money for the memorials to rememer all that has happened during 9/11. 

Chapter 1

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:14 AM by Melissa Baker

    While I was reading Chapter 1, I realized just how much technology has changed. I also relaized just how much we use it now compared to what we used to when the computer was first invented. I was suprised by everything that is considered as media literacy. I found a lot of the stuff in chapter one intersting.

Blogging Responsibly

posted Sep 12, 2011, 9:11 AM by Melissa Baker

    Blogging is a bad thing because there are many dangers in it. Blogging can be a danger to anyone, and not just to the person using them. Anyone on the Internet can see what someone writes. When you apply for a job years from now, that person hiring you can look it up and find out what you wrote, and you have no control over what you wrote when you were younger. People can also accidently trash talk people and not realize what they are doing because they can get caught up inwhat they are saying, and now that person who said that would be considered as a cyberbully.  One other thing is that people can reveal too much information and it can go to the wrong people.
    All of these concerns are legitimate.  They should not be a problem if people would just blog right and not use it to reveal to much information.  If people give out their won information, then they will most likely regret later because there are people that can get that information that should not get it.  Also, when you trash talk people and don't realize it then other people see it, such as the  people you don't want to see it and people who do a background check on you for work.
    There is one major thing about blogging that should not be done which is to not put your personal information on your blog. The text talks about putting your personal information on a  blog, but it does not talk about the dangers of it.  There is always dangers when putting personal information on the Internet, and the same goes for blogs. Anyone can get a hold of the information that you put on there, so by doing that you are allowing creeps, predators, stalkers, and anyone else who is crazy to see that information, or someone who will use it against you for their own personal benefit.

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