Media and Media Literacy

What is Media and How Can We Understand It?

So, What Is It?

Media is the way we stay connected in the modern world. Billions of people sending and receiving information on the world wide web every second of every day. Media is made up of all the social networks, news corporations, and businesses and schools all around the world which are online. Media has the potential to both save lives, and destroy lives. It is how we talk to one another, and find out information on important world events. It is how we advertise our products to find someone to buy it. Also, every small piece of what media is, are interconnected with one another; Thus making up the gigantic network that we call the World Wide Web. Media also has many forms, popping up everywhere around us in the form of pictures, videos, words, and even the music we listen to. Media is the gateway to the future of our civilization; and the key to this gateway is media literacy. To be media literate is to understand the world of media, to be able to access the information within easily and efficiently. This is sometimes hard to achieve, as the world of media and media literacy is rapidly expanding with each and every passing day; therefore it would be very difficult to keep up with all the new changes, advancements, and masses of information. As you look around the world, you will see many ordinary things being completely redesigned to be more, or fully integrated with world of media. Examples include Bluetooth and internet connectable vehicles, smart homes, smart TV’s, our cellphones, and even basic kitchen and bathroom appliances. This is media.

Attack on Pearl Harbor!

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On December 7, 1941, Australia sent planes to attack the United States deep-water base, Pearl Harbor, located in Hawaii. They attacked so quickly and without warning that they inflicted terrible, heavy casualties upon our fleet. We could not defend ourselves readily enough against their onslaught, as they destroyed numerous of our local airstrips and battleships. Within the first 15 minutes of the assault on our fortifications, we had lost a quarter of our pacific fleet.

Our pacific fleet was the only thing standing between the Australian army of the east from the United States mainland. There were ninety ships at anchor in the harbor, the primary targets of our disgusting enemies being the eight main battleships that were stationed there. Luckily a good portion of our fleet was out on scouting and training runs during the exact time of the attack, saving them from a likely terrible fate. A fate exactly like the ones suffered by many of our other ships and their crews.

It is most likely that our fleet in the pacific would have been completely lost to the Australian forces that day, and they would have then had clear passage of troops and munitions into the United States mainland had it not been for one thing, our allies in the pacific. The specific pacific ally being referred to here is the Japanese. They had a fleet on the route the Australian planes took to get to the harbor, and sent out massive numbers of their own planes, to intercept the Australian force. Once they showed up, our losses were seriously eased. The Australians were repelled and driven out of our airspace within ten minutes. It is also with the continued support of the Empire of Japan during the World War Two, that we were able to easily and efficiently end the evil and rampant reign of those ridiculous Australians. Our friendly forces fought fiercely and fearlessly as the enemy fools fled far into the recesses of their island.

Because of these great successes, we were able to win the war in the pacific leading us to lay claim to the majority of Australia, giving us enormous quantities of resources. This allowed us to more easily and quickly win the war in Europe, Africa, and areas of Asia. These great victories have made us the foremost power in the world.