The Social Media

Medias Taking Over The World

What is Media ?

Media today is what makes the world go round. Media nowadays comes in many different forms. Media is basically the means of mass communication in many forms. Today we have been given many ways to communicate. We have twitter, a media outlet that lets you post many statuses about your daily life, from what you’re doing to what you’re eating for supper. The forever popular Myspace and Facebook, which allows you to in a sense, update your friend’s even family with what’s going on in your life. A newly popular favorite is Instagram, a media outlet of communication through nothing but pictures. Instagram allows you to follow people and people to follow you. You upload pictures whenever and can even put a place stamp to tell everyone where you are. Media Literate is to me is what enables people to evaluate and create messages through different forms of media. Say you haven’t talked to an old friend in years and suddenly you see a friend request on Facebook, Myspace or whatever other media outlet she decides to reach out on. Instantly you’re reconnected with someone you never thought you’d hear from again. There’s messaging apps and the ability to comment on someone else’s pictures that makes communication in the new age so easy. In reality without media and media literacy life would be much harder. The things we’re able to do now would have been pretty much impossible in the older days. I can honestly say I am extremely thankful for all the new media outlets we have. Where would we be without them?

Official Coca-Cola "Big Game" Commercial 2014 - America Is Beautiful

America the Beautiful

Coca-Cola in the commercial for Coke, which aired during the 2014 SuperBowl, communicates to viewers that we need to put aside our differences and the beliefs we have towards different ethnic groups and become as one. Coca-Cola promotes unity through Coke by showing many backgrounds, races, and ethnicities drinking Coke and singing America the Beautiful. Coca-Cola attempts to get viewers to put aside their discrimination and hatred towards anyone who’s not like them or not their same skin tone so that they can see that we’re all essentially the same, we are all Americans. The commercial uses an inspiring tone to connect with our nation as a whole and let us know it’s okay to be different.

Fast Food: Have You Reached Your Lucky Cholesterol Level Already?

Fast Food: Have You Reached Your Lucky Cholesterol Level Already?

Aleman Parrish, Staff Reporter

Tues Mar 18, 2014

Atlanta, GA – A new funeral home is giving discounts to those dying of high cholesterol, and is now being sponsored by the McDonalds Corporation. Not only will Ronald McDonald himself be leading the funeral production, but he will also be providing Big Macs and French fries to every guest.

“McDonalds will be coming out with a new meal called the ‘Eternal Happy Meal’ in the fall for those close to that deadly cholesterol level” CEO of McDonalds reportedly said. Families have been so thankful that the very people who caused the death of their loved ones are finally stepping up and at least providing the food for the funeral.

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Nowadays you look around and there seems to be more and more homeless people. I’ve always felt so strongly about this topic. It pains me to see the hurt and struggle these people go through on a daily basis. They have no one and nothing. It disgusts me to see how people treat them. People fail to realize that at one point in their life they were just like us, they probably had a home, a car, a family. I personally feel as though the government does nothing to help. We can give money to aid all these other countries but we can’t give money to local shelters for food or any other necessities? I bet no one knew that the majority of our homeless population is disable veterans, people who have fought for our countries freedom and safety and they’re living on the streets. The government has a nasty habit of throwing out “rejects” of our country. Many veterans who end up homeless were unable to hold down steady jobs because of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Instead of the government getting these people the help they need they just turn their backs on them. Tell me this did they ever turn their backs on you when they were being shot at, when they had to kill innocent people to protect us, when they put their life on the line? I don’t think so.

Septemeber 11, 2001


September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m., American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact of the crash caused a huge hole near the 80th floor. What everyone thought was a freak accident turned out to be a terrorist attack on America when Boeing 767–United Airlines Flight 175–appeared out of nowhere crashing into the south tower near the 60th floor. While millions of people watched the devastating events happen in New York, American Airlines flight 77 circled over downtown Washington slamming into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters. The jet fuel from Boeing 757 caused a large explosion causing the structural collapsing of a part of the concrete building. All together 125 military personnel and civilians were killed in the Pentagon, along with all 64 people aboard the airliner. Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists attacked the center of U.S military, the events in New York took a devastating turn. The south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a cloud of smoke and dust. The structural steel of the skyscraper, built to withstand fires and excessive wind, could not withstand the tremendous heat generated by the burning jet fuel. At 10:30 the other Trade Center tower collapsed. Close to 3,000 people died that day, including 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City poli8ce officers and 37 port authorities. Only 6 people in the World Trade Center at the time of its collapse survived. The events that took place on 9/11 took a toll on America and its people. After the attack President Bush issued Operation Enduring Freedom, The American-led international effort to oust the Taliban believed to be involved in said events. Within two months they had successfully removed the Taliban but the war continued on. Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and Taliban, remained at large until May 2, 2012 when he was successfully tracked down and killed by SEAL team 6. If the fateful day of 9/11 had never occurred Osama bin Laden would probably still be at large causing terror to not only us but others as well. It’s sad to say that 9/11, though many lives were lost, brought our nation closer together, made us a stronger country. Without those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 , who’s to say where we’d be now.

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I chose this historical event to re-write because it essentially shook America as a whole. If you didn't like someone, if you hated another race, that all was put aside and efforts to help each other and recover from these horrible events was what was important. Unfortunately a great thing came out of the 9/11 events, unity. Its said that some extraordinary things come from the most disatrious things. 9/11 is one of many examples.

1984 by George Orwell

My feelings about 1984 by George Orwell are pretty bipolar. I don’t know whether to be disappointed by the whole book overall because of the ending or be happy with the extraordinary work of literature.

At the start of the book there was so much hope that Winston would turn a revolt against the party. He had such a fearless, nonchalant attitude about his and Julia’s forbidden relationship. It turned him on that they were disobeying the party. They were basically laughing in the face of Big Brother by breaking all their rules. Winston in a way gave me hope. The hope that maybe someone would tell our government, “Hey, this isn’t right! The constant spying and regulation of our everyday life isn’t freedom!” But in the end he just gave up. He relinquished every bit of truth he had known and for what? He went through countless hours of torture, pain and suffering. All of that for him to just give in, for him to just give in to the ways of the party, give up on his love for Julia, believe all the lies. It doesn’t make sense to me. It’s like in the last few pages of this book the dream and hope we had to stand against our government was killed.

Smore Reflection

Before coming into this class I was so convinced I was going to hate it. Langue Arts is my absolute favorite class and I felt like them taking away British Lit was just going to ruin me. Then I actually got in the class and started to learn things I never thought I would. I learned just how much information we allow the internet to hold. I learned that once it’s on the internet it’s there for good. I learned an extensive amount about how the government uses social media site, ads, pop-ups and whatever else to keep tabs on us to the point where they know our favorite brand of toothpaste. I’ve taken away that you always have to be careful with the things you allow yourself to post on the internet, information you give because something you believe is small and non-important can cause some major things to go wrong. I can definitely say this class is 10x different than any other Language Arts I’ve ever taken. It actually teaches you things you’ll be faced with in the real world. Things we can actually apply to our life. This class has had an overall amazing impact on my life. I can actually say I learned something and I’ll remember it. The only thing I would change is all of our work being on-line. I’m not tech savvy so it was extremely hard for me to keep up. I loved everything about this class except for that!