Is Media Powerful?

By Keyshawn Smith

Media

Communication channels through which news entertainment, education, data or promotional messages are disseminated.

Forms of Media

Media includes every form of broadcasting such as newspapers, magazines TV, radio, billboards, telephones and internet.

Internet

People use the Internet to communicate with one another with different social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Email, Skype. The internet is also used for entertainment, I know this based on my use of internet. I use the internet for around 12 hours a day. I am constantly exposed to media. I know its a powerful form of media because when I am using social networking and and viewing videos for entertainment, I see many ads and commercials, that are advertising the media.

Texting/Messaging

Texting is a powerful form of media. I text around 9 hours a day contacting people. This media is what I use the most because everything is on my phone, I can message anyone for information at school if I need to. I think texting is powerful because its like a computer in your hands and you're always on it. People like having it so they can keep contact with family and friends and see what their up too.

Video Games

Today most of teens play video games, and sales of games are growing. The video game industry brings in nearly $12 billion a year. This is how I know it is a popular form of media. I use video games every day, usually for 8 hours, after school until I go to sleep.

What Makes The Media Is So Powerful

I think media is powerful because we all go on it 24/7. Its everywhere, we read and see it on billboards, magazines, internet, television and video games.