They did… Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said… Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. (Bradbury 55) Since the age of technology has dawned several years back, books have been preferred to be read electronically instead of paper books. Due to the criticism books get now people do not read books as often and instead get involved in social media, news stations, etc. Exploiters and propaganda can frequently be found in these media sources.
About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things.
Being very detailed on pen and paper switching to the typewriter made his writing very straight to the point. Carr relates this to how the internet is changing our style. Before the internet, people would have to spend hours studying and reading things deeply to understand it. People now use the internet as their tool because it requires less work.
Entertainment has sure changed from the 1900s to 2016. Apple watches, Smart TV’s, the Galaxy 6 edge, all these iphones, etc. If you think about it technology has changed so much these past years. As I was reading Fahrenheit 451 there was a quote that said “more sports for everyone, group spirit”. However, my question is do people really even do that stuff anymore?
There have been many changes in politics over the past decades but there have been two major transformations. Carr states how “Twice before in the last hundred years a new medium has transformed elections” referring to the radio, television and now smartphones (Carr 3). The examples of the radio, television, and smartphone help readers understand exactly how politics have changed over the years. The radio “disembodied candidates, reducing them to voices” making the people want an “avuncular statesman” (Carr 3). Carr uses these examples because they show how any media can change the way people view politics.
Other needs I carry include a graphing calculator and iPad. I need both to ease my job, but if I forget to carry, I will get punished by some teachers. The thing I carry and use every single day is paper. I write my notes and homework on paper. I bought hundreds of pieces of papers, so I would carry extra everyday for others who forget to carry because other students also need paper to function in
Communication has become very mobile over the past decade, most homes no longer even have landline phones. Cell phones now provide a way for parents/siblings to contact each other during the day for rides or changes in plans. During Bloomberg administration, the Mayor of New York, many parents complained to the school board with concerns, arguing that they need “to be able to easily contact their kids” (Keima 1). The successor of Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Bill De Blasio, sided with the parents and changed the policy in order for the students and parents to feel safer.
Today our society is more concerned in face book friends where people don’t interact face to face. Social Media has a great impact on business also but only if it is planned strategically otherwise it can be a big failure. It is estimated that 80 percent of teen are Internet users. So, it is no doubt our real world social lives are seeing some changes. Social media is the driver behind that connection.
Should parents limit the use of social media for teenagers? That is a common question that is asked quite frequently in a world soaring with new technology and new social media sites. Today, teenagers live in a highly controlled technological world. When you look around, you always see a substantial amount of people scrolling on through their phone, barely paying attention to their surrounding environment and I have to say that sometimes I find myself in this situation as well. Every day, new advancements and applications dealing with technology are coming out that alter social function and capability.
In his book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death”, Neil Postman analyzes the change of mediums from a Typographic Age to a Telegraphic Age; but because technology has advanced since the 1980s, it does not address every new medium and its effects. One recent medium that dominates the internet is online shopping. With seventy nine percent of Americans making online purchases (Weller), it is quickly becoming a new tool for everyday life. This medium attracts every aspect of buying, from office supplies to dog treats. The demand for online shopping stores is increasing rapidly year by year.
In the article “Is Google making us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr, Carr proposes that technology is causing a negative effect on our brain. Carr believes that since he’s been on the internet a lot more in the past decade he notices that his mind can’t focus on books or essays anymore. Even bloggers, that Carr follows, are coming up with the same conclusion. Since internet access is so quick it’s changing how our minds work and that we are becoming depended on the internet for everything. Carr goes on to say how he thinks that as long as we rely on computers mediate our understanding of the world that our own intelligence will become mixed into artificial intelligence.
“In-Forming”, an app described as an individual 's ability to provide themselves with their own personal supply chain of information, knowledge, and entertainment, has impacted Danville by decreasing the amount of effort students have to put into their work and assignments, and by giving every person in Danville access to others in and out of the small town. Students of the Danville Area School District used to have to lug around large textbooks for every class, go to the library to find information for assignments, and write with actual writing utensils, but now, because of the world wide web, old standards required for learning have “left the building.” With a simple search for a textbook title on “Google,” students are able to access large
White privilege is something I didn’t have much knowledge on until this year because it was starting hit social media and I realized it affected me aswell. In this article it gave a lot of example of how white privilege is very much around still in 2015. The author of this article took a step back and was aware of their surrounding and how they do in fact get treated differently than those of colors. There are many whites now a days that don’t understand that white privilege does indeed still exist. She mentioned important examples in which I can relate to, for example when buying postcards or toys there is almost never some one of my race.
One hundred years ago nobody heard about the news or current events from Facebook or the newest tweet. Until fairly recently the most up to date news had to be heard through the grapevine or read in a newspaper. Since the creation of the internet and the mass media that comes with it, information can now be spread all the way across the world in the time it takes to hit the enter button on a computer or phone and upload it to the internet. Some people think that this is a bad thing because so many things that are uploaded can be either false information or simply information that is misleading and could teach individuals the wrong thing. However, if mass media is used in the right way it can be beneficial to the accessibility of valuable information,