Media is Life!!!

Media is Everywhere!!!

Media Literacy

Media Literacy is hardly something to just pass by or ignore. The people of today, in my opinion, have a very small understanding of the term “Media “. Media is anything that produces entertainment or information. Some examples include: news, television, apps, games, advertisements, and websites. There is also such a thing as social media. Social media also influences us by pictures, opinionated posts, and videos. Media Literacy is the capability of understanding the reason of media. Most people see media as fun and enjoyment, which is not wrong. Media is very enjoyable, however it also contains a message. Advertisements always pop-up when I watch a YouTube video or play games. This was strategically thought out by the seller to put this specific ad here based on your interest. Many times news articles will be posted on your Facebook page to adhere to only you. Media literacy is also about being safe. Many people do not understand how easy it is for someone to get a hold of your information through media. On Instagram, people post picture of themselves and add a location. If not done properly it can show where you live, where you go to school, and other sensitive locations. Also many media sites have scams where a page will pop-up and say you have won a prize, but only want your information. Media literacy is not something to take advantage of. Always think of what is going on in the news, on your television, on your phone, and on the computer.

What is Social Media, and What Can it Be?

There is so much, as a society, that we don"t know about social media. There are infinite possibilities of uses for social media, and we have only yet to break the edge. This social media unit has opened my eyes to what are society has come to, and will continue to become. My paper showed me various facts of what i already knew what was going on. People jumping to conclusions without examining the true meaning of post. Commenting contradicting statements that only cause rumors and fights, pushing us into a deeper sense of self-containment. People on social media judge and critic every word posted without stopping to realize what the true value of the post is. I hope then in the years to come that we can move past this quick to judge, temperamental, and sarcastic form of social media. We need to come to show compassion, understanding, and true insight on the social media we all know and love. Many other people in my class have shown me, with their paper’s, that there is tons of social media problems and benefits. Raising awareness was the biggest one that I found most intriguing. There is so many diseases, outbreak, catastrophes that have been announced and supported over social media. One of the things I thought to myself while looking up some of the awareness programs on social media were: Does this really help? , Can we do more than just spread the word? , How do people involved benefit from this? I see that in ten years we can develop a new way of social media that allows more than just posting about something, but more impact programs where you can take action and stand behind what you say. People can talk the talk now, but in ten years they should be able to walk the walk. I see in ten years social media will be a thing of no judging and criticism, but a place to share emotional distress and receive help from others that have been there and done that. Coming together as a community and lending a hand to someone in need.

Super Bowl AD

In the Super Bowl Commercial “Audi R8” (2016), Audi Car Company illustrates, Buzz Aldrin, an elderly man looking to the past, and is given a last chance to relive the past. Audi begins by showing the audience a wall filled with pictures, models, and achievement of the late Buzz Aldrin, then focuses on the fact that he is old and can no longer do those things by showing the audience his caretaker sadly taking away his dinner that he did not eat; finally it closes with a young man coming in the house sorrowed and saying,” Come on, Commander” while taking him outside to bring back the joy while he relives his rocket ride in the new Audi R8. Audi’s purpose for this commercial is to lure the age of the moon landing, David Bowie, and elderly to the sporty luxury of the new R8, giving the appeal that this car is suitable for your age as well. Audi uses an empathetic and compassionate tone to promote their car, and their audience is older people in their late 40’s and 50’s.

Audi R8 Big Game Commercial – Commander – Extended Cut

We are Proles! Dum Dum Dum Dum, Dum Dum Dum!

The way the Proles are described in the text is very shocking to how are society is portrayed today. The text describes “zombie-like” people that just go through the same routine over and over again each day until they day. When you think on how that reflects our society, it can be very scary. John wakes up in the morning gets showered, eats breakfast, kisses wife goodbye, sits in traffic, listens to the same radio station, goes to the same job for 8 hours, comes home to a couch and a beer, watches the big game, and goes to bed just to do it all over again. Our live past 30 years old seem to just get repetitive unless you decide to take control. Obviously we can make the choice to “change it up” once in a while, but society has conformed us to have a routine. Many people are unaware of the routine they are stuck in until someone informs them, however most people ignore the fact of being ordinary by distracting themselves by the media. They get caught up in social media, movies, sports, and television in order to block out the fear of being oblivious. The unknown answer is that in fact they are just becoming more oblivious to the looking eye. We have no for sure certainty that our government wants us to be oblivious to the truth, however if they do, they don’t have to try very hard. Our society has already started to lean towards that all by ourselves. Our technology has advanced so far that we don’t need to be at home to be glued to a screen, we now have smartphones and portable tablets that allow us access to everything we have at home except on the go. So now we can be oblivious not just in our comfort, but anywhere we want to go. We can’t be sure that someone or some organization has the conspiracy of controlling us, however our society has completed that all by ourselves. Isn’t that the least bit startling?

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Politifact: Donald Trump

"You have to be a citizen to vote," but with same-day voter registration, "you have places where people just walk in and vote."


— Donald Trump on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in an interview on 'Meet the Press'


Donald Trump states that the states that allow same-day voter registration are more vulnerable to having non-citizens vote. Politifact ruled that statement false. Election experts have said that same-day voter registration is protected by safeguards. "It’s not that you can just show up and vote — you have to register and provide necessary ID," said Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida.


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Politifact: Hilary Clinton

"I remember landing under sniper fire."


— Hillary Clinton on Monday, March 17th, 2008 in Washington, D.C.


Hillary’s quote is referring to a trip to Tuzla, Bosnia, she made in March 1996, as first lady. She claims that on arrival on the tarmac she was under sniper fire and ran with her head down to the base. Politifact ruled this statement completely false. A video shown on CBS shows her arriving on the tarmac with no visible duress and greeting a child.


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Politifact: John McCain

Obama's one education accomplishment was "legislation to teach 'comprehensive sex education' to kindergartners."


— John McCain on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 in in a television ad


John McCain released an ad on the television stating a claim that Barak Obama support sexual education for five year olds. This is what the ad said: “Education Week says Obama 'hasn't made a significant mark on education,' that he's 'elusive' on accountability, a 'staunch defender of the existing public school monopoly.'


"Obama's one accomplishment? Legislation to teach 'comprehensive sex education' to kindergartners.


Politifact ruled this statement false saying that Ronen, the lady in charge of the bill, said that Obama was never a part of this bill in had no interaction with it at all.


I love Mrs. Hicks!!!

My views on media literacy have not changed from the original post, however they have deepened extensively. This semester has broadened my view of the impact media has in our lives and how easy it is to let it control you. Media is an important aspect in everyone’s lives. It helps give motivation and courage, as well as it can break you don’t and disappoint you. Media is news. Media is entertainment. Media is pictures. Media is life. Media is everywhere. I learned a lot this semester. Every day I learned something new. A new skill I never knew I had, an important news segment, or a highly viewed article. This class helped me to correctly write précis and deeply and thoroughly annotate. I will take those skills with me to college and also a new found eagerness for news stories. This class was the best language arts class I have ever taken. It wasn’t like any language class I have ever took. In previous classes, we did strict bookwork that wasn’t enjoyable and gave me a lack of interest to learn. In this class we were interactive in each other’s lives and emotions, and looked at the stuff that matters in life. While doing this, we transferred it into précis and articles to reflect those feelings; making it fun and enjoyable to learn. I wish we could have done a little more Socratic seminars. I loved sharing and talking. It opened up a new love and bond shared by our class. Many students in our class were shy or scared to speak in the beginning, but later in the year we opened up to each other and it gave courage for others to speak up to bring us closer as a community. I loved this class and hope to have many more like it.


Life As We Know It

Prince Ea. has the most import lesson on media we will ever learn. Media is controlling like I said in my first s’more post. People are obsessed with checking their Snapchat, starting streaks, making internet friends, having followers, getting more likes, and post an awesome story. When the need to focus on having friend, living the story, and liking every day. It is true most people can pay attention for more than a couple seconds without picking up their phone. Our society teaches us that it is ok to do so, when in actuality we need to pay attention to our surroundings and life. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller. We need to set limits to help restrict us from the seclusion. Provide a set time to put down the phone or tablet, or get off the computer or game system to enjoy life, meet someone new, or have a nice laugh with a friend. If we don’t realize this path we are on we will never get out of it. In the movie, Wall-E, the humans on the ships were so confined to being in front of their screens on the butts all day that it became normal, and no told them to stop. Eventually the effects of sitting and doing nothing took effect, and they became fat and secluded. This is a representation of what our world could be. Zombies walking around with no human interaction, only online. I choose to put my phone down, and to go outside and play every day. I decided to set a certain time that I put away my device, and interact with my family and friends. I hope everyone does this to ensure we don’t become fat people on a ship.