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Propaganda!

posted Oct 14, 2011, 6:54 AM by Nyckie Greene

First, I'd just like to start off by saying that the topic of WWII and the Holocaust has always interested me. Ive researched propaganda before in History last year and learned alot about the same sorts of things found in the websites just like this one. I liked reading about it then and it still interests me now. The worst part about learning of this topic is the fact that propaganda doesnt always pertain to people old enough to partake in it. For instance, last year in relation to propaganda I did a project on the Invisible Children. Children in Uganda, unfortunatly, still deal with the hell of the posibility of becoming a child soldier. Although this may seem like  a foreign concept in the US, being a Child soldier is nothing out of the ordinary in Uganda. Overall i thought the website we toured was a good source of information on propaganda and the Holocaust. I enjoyed looking through the galery and reading about specific examples.

Pepsiiii!

posted Oct 7, 2011, 6:26 AM by Nyckie Greene

I honestly was not a fan of the pepsi assembly...it made me cry the whole second half after they disscussed car accidents. Ususally the videos are truely inspirartional and moving.. but this time was more just painful to watch. Id have to say my freshman year has been my favorite pepsi assembly. People need to be more considerate and be more heart felt about other peoples feelings. Sometimes people arent aware of what their words and actions can do to someone. It can impact their lives indeffinatly. </3

9-11 Video Reaction.

posted Sep 18, 2011, 6:24 PM by Nyckie Greene

The way i see it is that there is no possible way to put into words how an experience like that makes you feel. You cant really react, because your reaction is silence. What can you really say about the video? If its how i feel about the video then my answer is most likely the same as everyone else's. I'm upset by it. I am confused by it. I am hurt by it. I think it makes us realize the people and just things in general in life that we take for granted every day of our lives. We take advantage of the people who care about us. A weird thing that i think about sometimes is the fact that i always seem to look at the clock at 9:11...whether its in the morning or the night. The eeriest feeling of all is looking at the clock at 9:11 on 9/11 though. I think that the video really showed people a glimpse of what it felt like to be in the world of someone who live through the nightmare of 9/11, though even that will never show exactly what it must have been like. 

Reaction Survey!

posted Aug 31, 2011, 6:25 AM by Nyckie Greene

It didn't suprise me at all that people use the internet and television as their main source of finding information. Its very likely that people are always on the internet and when they arent, they are getting it from television! It did, however, suprise me that anyone ever reads a newspaper! Let alone the amount of people that acctually Read it a lot! It also was intriguing to discover the number of people that still look at magazines on a daily basis. I know there are a lot of different magazines out there, but i wasnt aware of the amount of people that acctually read them. I know that the only time i really ever read them is in a doctors office! I guess over all the surey was relatively suprising to me.  

Please Blog Responsibly! <3

posted Aug 30, 2011, 7:15 PM by Nyckie Greene

There are concerns about many topics involving dangers with blogging. People are concerned that blogging may contribute to an increase in cyberbullying and attracting unwanted people to view you're personal thoughts and ideas. When blogging people are posting their own personal beliefs using a right of freedom of speech. Sometimes this offends people and that is when we see most of the potential dangers. I think that all of these are legitimate resons to be cautious in blogging and maybe even be more considerate when posting your blogs! Rules should be made with these blogging sites. People getting death threats would probably agree. If we have to go back to the Kindergarten rules so be it; "If you don't have anything nice to say, then keep your mouth shut!" Some people shouldn't voice their opinions at all... but again they have that right. People, however, should be limited to topics that can be discussed and maybe word usage should be monitored. To prevent people from sexual preditors maybe their needs to be an age limit on blogging or more secure blogging sites. But, again, those are just my opinions! :)

Ch. 1 Mass Communication: A Critical Approach.

posted Aug 29, 2011, 6:42 AM by Nyckie Greene

The artical was interesting to me because I thought it was interesting how technology and ways of communication have developed throughout the years. It is funny to think about the fact that Facebook, Twitter, and even the internet used to not exsist. We used to read newspapers on a daily basis to get our source of current events and entertainment. Texting is also a new way of supplying news and events! Now we look at news papers as "a waste of paper". I couldnt name a single person in my family that still reads the news paper.
    Telegraphs used to also be a major means of communication. However, we dont use telegraphs or even send letters much via postal services anymore. Remember when birthday invites or party invites were always sent in the mail? Now its done through Email, texting, and Facebook event invites! Everything is done electronically. I can remember when no one in my family even had cell phones. I know my first cell phone didnt have an option for "unlimited text messaging data plans". Paper is becoming a thing of the past, Digital Communications is our presant and Future.
    In the "Culture as a Skyscraper" article, Its odd to think that the "high culture" section is all arts and things we rarely think about unless we are learning about them in school. The section about "low culture" is what consumes our lives more than anything. Reality TV and music artists are more likely to be read about in a magazine then Hamlet and Finnegans Wake. When we think about the important art pieces of our time, we think about movies like Twilight and Avatar, or even music by artists like Lil' Wayne and Lady Gaga, not Beethoven.    

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