The view of teenagers today.

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Media Today

When the word media comes to my head I think of three things; access, info, and opinion. The continuing explosion of digital communication technology has raised new questions about the inclusion of cell phones, video and computer games in mass media. Currently, marketers and advertisers are planning to tap into satellites and broadcast commercials and advertisements directly to millions of cell phones, unsolicited by the phone's user. Advertisers are looking into placing advertisements as well as incorporating product placement into the video games as well. media has the potential to play a key role in developing a culture of peace and non-violence. Unfortunately, it has failed to live up to its potential. To the contrary, it has not only almost completely ignored the culture of peace and non-violence, but also it privileges news of the culture of war and violence. What does it mean to be media literate? In my opinion I think it means to be aware of the media around us and to be able to analyze the messages that they throw at us. To be able to sit down and watch an advertisement and to really break down what is really being said. There are a lot of things that we hear and see that we do not actually think about and interpret. For an example when producers want to advertise their products they make such an exaggeration of the product. It is just a simple way of market strategy but it makes people like us get lured into the commercial and persuade us to buy the product.