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The aim of this study is to gain an understanding of video and online gaming addiction; it is a growing problem that is occurring most commonly in teen and pre-teen ages of gaming society. The basis of this study will include research into areas of the psychology behind gaming addiction, how and why it spirals into a routine of addiction? The process of how game addiction has become accepted by the marketing culture of the 21st century. Other areas of this analysis will investigate the...
Barthes demonstrates this theory with the example of a front cover from Paris Match, showing a young black soldier in French uniform saluting. The signifier: a saluting soldier, cannot offer us further factual information of the young man's life. But it has been chosen by the magazine to symbolise more than the young man; the picture, in combination with the signifieds of Frenchness, militariness, and relative ethnic difference, gives us a message about France and its citizens. The picture does...
3.1 Introduction to the media The mass media is one of the most influential sources of providing news to members of the public. It also has a powerful impact on public perceptions of specific issues, for example sex offenders (Brayford & Deering, 2012). In order for a story to enter any form of the mass media, it needs to meet certain 'newsworthy' criteria to help media companies entice greater audiences, thus increasing overall profit (Galtung & Ruge, 1965). Female sexual offending...
This research paper is motivated by the invigorated universal interest in nuclear power. This interest was created due to the rapid rise of volatile fossil fuel prices and due to the concern of climate change (Font 2008). Attitudes towards nuclear energy issues, pose essential questions in the political dispute questioning the way future energy needs will be achieved (Font 2008). Up until the 1st Oil Crisis in 1973 and with the initiation of the Peaceful Uses of Aton (Lee 2002), the nuclear...
Since the first tweet was sent in 2006, Twitter has become a giant among giants within the social media world. With other social media sites such as Facebook and Linked-In, is there really a need to advertize on a website that acts like a simple text message? Why would businesses or organizations be interested in using Twitter as a forum to reach consumers and is it worth the time and energy used to get them? In fact Twitter does provide a platform that business and organizations can use to...
Depending on the industry we look at, business models can be either very simple, or rather complex.  Business models become more interesting when we see new and different kinds of combinations of relationships between a business and its upstream suppliers and its downstream customers. When the commercialization of the web began in earnest in the mid 1990s, the question of business model was something that, I think, came more to the forefront, because the web offered up new kinds of business...
The Talk show continues to dominate as one of the most consistently popular programming genres on television, and can be regarded as television representations of a public sphere. This entails a conceptual space in which issues of concern to society as a whole can be discussed, using the shared discourses and assumptions which are necessary to rationalised debate. Daytime talk shows have been an integral part of television viewership for the last 20 years. In 1995, more than 15 million people...
Social networking - more specifically Facebook - has changed the way most people - who are connected to the internet - communicate. It has enabled new avenues of personal connection, collaboration and information sharing that was only conceived a few years ago and because of the raw nature of the internet, it has exploded in population; with some sites having more members than countries have citizens (Pingdom). The law enforcement community has always been forced to change their tactics as new...
Korean programs attribute the Korean nationalism of showing the unique of Korean way of thinking and mode of living. The Korean programs are based on global universalism which can acceptable for anyone despite of gender, race or religion. Due to the Korean culture have great impact towards Malaysians, they may have been attracted to the nice view of the Korea landscape, unique Korean ways of thinking and living, snow in winter, foliage in autumn, traditional costume and foods, which they have...
Many people have used social media at least once in their lives. According to Peggy Orenstein, most people agree that social-networking sites have allowed users to connect with people in ways they never could before (p. 40). Thanks to social networking sites, we can share anything with many contacts in just a matter of seconds. We can do this whenever we want to and from anywhere we are (technology permitting). Sites like Facebook and Twitter have become more and more a part of our life, both...