Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cyber Activism Intro-Cpt1

So, I don't generally take reading notes, so it might take me a while to get the hang of this. anyway:
On page 26 the text talks about how the strength of internet protesting changed epically when people started being able to use graphics. I said: Does having more that text really make that much difference? All speech is is text. it seems to my the are overplaying the importance and impact of images.

On Page 30 the text talks about how information can spread in hours. My Senior year of high School, There was a shooting scare produced by myspace. A fight had broken out during the school day, and somehow that had gotten twisted into a shooting the next day. Maybe the viral spread of information isn't such a great thing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It's taking them this long to figure it out? Really?

Shift toward online media requires "New Rules of Media"

Ok, so it's not part of the "Main Stream" Media, but you have to admit, it's funny that was posted yesterday. Things that this article states are things I've known for a while, and I can't help but wonder if reading something like this justifies my belief that my generation is certainly more competent when it comes to the internet then my mothers. I've long forsaken the televised news for what i can find online, and it's always confused the people in my family. Especially my grandmother, who doesn't understand why i would rather search out my news instead of have it delivered to me every night round about 5pm.

I think the most important thing on this list is number four.
"Traditional Media Must Evolve or Die" Because of all of them on the list, it's the most true. If your standard 5 o'clock news doesn't start to augment and change, the people are going to shut it off. like I have, and seek out less biased and more informing ways to get their news. It's not a hard conclusion to come to, and I don't really understand whats keeping them form doing so.

Bye for now