Neil Postman's Media Ecology

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What is Media Ecology? According to Neil Postman, 1970, said that Media ecology looks into the matter of how media of communication affect human perception, understanding, feeling, and value; and how our interaction with media facilitates or impedes our chances of survival. Media ecology is the study of media as environments. How we are media controlled by media and that the actions we made is affected by how the media is towards us. It speaks of how media shapes and alters our society and how it alters our social structures. Postman said that it structures what we can see and say and, therefore, do. The media has the power to make us believe whatever their message is. It's only a matter of persuasion, clever lines and a few tactics to …show more content…

So many people having sharing personal views through social media. Definitely, our decision to tell and when to reveal our thoughts can be delicate, and there are also things which we wish to keep private but then again, social media are now helping you to create better personal trying to understand. They said, you are now indirectly allowing people to intruder and have a look into your private live, wanting them to invade your privacy. It is related to having them looking at you through your front window. This seemed to be accepted by everyone nowadays as it is now a part of our life, just as what McLuhan had said about global village, how by the means of these mediums, especially World Wide Web, that it is now easy to accept and pass message thereby making the world become like a small single village where people can easily contact one another; "the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially and politically" - …show more content…

We can easily talk via internet, video-conferencing and share files and works. This benefits us by how we can now easily send texts without having to end letters, share files without the need of confrontation and so on. In that way, Media Ecology has it's positive and negative side. But all in all, it does change our life. In case of social media, we benefit from having easier access to information, the many updates on social news and the ability to intercommunicate with people. It also helped us to be more vivid so that we can express our feelings and thoughts without having them questioned. Privacy wise, it has affected us by making us feel that "snooping and stalking into other people's life" is alright. Our morale on respecting other people's privacy became unimportant as their "life" are now

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