Introduction The advent of the internet has brought the world inevitable change, which can either positively or negatively alter the endeavors of man. The computer alone sets a mystical and magical impact in man's history and nature. The many capacities and abilities it rendered allowed man to comfortably and instantly get along with the fast-paced encounter of change and advancement, in the day-to-day basis. As an important value and medium of communication, business and economic affairs,...
The rapid development in the area of technological innovation that has occurred over the last decades in the telecommunication industry, has led to a thriving growth in the digital entertainment media, shown by the emergence of new sophisticated products and a wide variety of services. This evolution has caused an increment in competition in the cable television industry. The development of these new technologies and the convergence of media and telecommunications have allowed consumers to...
Tagworld is being widely heralded as the next big thing in social networking - it's really an updated version of MySpace(MySpace) with oodles of Ajax and a spattering of Flash. The site claims to have over 200,000 users (up 40,000 in the last three days!) and it's sickeningly mass market. But of course it has to be - the site is trying to win the hearts of the fickle under-25 demographic, virtually all of whom switched from Friendster(Friendster) to MySpace in a matter of months. So toppling...
Advertising is "the public promotion of something such as a product, service, business or event in order to attract or increase interest in it" (Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries). It is "a form of commercial mass communication designed to promote the sale of a product or service, or a message on behalf of an institution, organization, or candidate for political office" (Microsoft Encarta Premium 2009). In its simplest form, advertising is the process of making sure people do...
Introduction According to Bordwell and Thompson (2004), the purpose of documentary film is to present the factual information about the world outside the film (128), in that case, the study of documentary is to present the 100% facts and the truths in current events and society. The component of "truth" and "reality" falls under few categories such as representation, formalism, textual meaning and subjectivity (Gierson, 2010). In cinematic documentary, there are few...
Christianity is openly embraced by country music as is shown in a montage of acceptance speeches of country artists accepting an Academy of Country Music Award, which is widely regarded as one of country music's most prestigious prizes. For example, Carrie Underwood, winner of the top female vocalist award in 2006, twice repeated the phrase "God is good." Popular country band Rascal Flatts, winner of the top vocal group award in 2009, "like to thank God for His continuous...
Idealized images of thin female bodies are everywhere. Not only are they on street advertisements, billboards, and big screens they are also depicted on television, magazines, newspapers and of course, the Internet. The geographical presence of such media-portrayed thin-ideal images in space has enabled the advent and rise of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (Halse and Boughtwood 2008, 154-157). The effects of the medium are heightened when we see the rise of...
Fashion magazines are a printed periodical publication of articles which are often illustrated indicating the recent trends in the fashion industry depicting the latest models of clothing, perfumes and shoes indicating their current prices. They also features articles on holiday destination guides and celebrity styles, best buys of fashionable items and gift guides, the best fashion, beauty, shopping, health, runway slideshows, travel and culture trends as the main contents of fashion...
In this essay I will discuss the images of women in mass media and mass culture and how realistic or discursive they are. I will approach this through observing and analysing media advertising and stereotyping of females as a whole. I will examine the role of the woman in modern society and consider her position in public culture. I will begin with an explanation of Cantor's theory that representations of women in the media are unreasonable and too different from reality in present society...
China leads the world with 298 million internet users, an increase of 42 percent from 2007 to the end of 2008. More astoundingly, in this same period more than 90 percent of these users had broadband access, a spike o over 100 million. (Deibert et al. 2010, p. 453) Deibert (et al. 2010, p. 453) also mention that rural areas and the poorer western provinces are beginning to gain ground, against a national internet penetration rate of 22.6 percent. At the end of 2008, rural internet users made up...