My name is Jordan and I have a Candy Crush addiction. I’m currently on level 3451 and am blissfully unaware of the amount of money I’ve spent on it. It started when I was in high school and I was trying to kick my Starbucks addiction, so logically I found a new one. In caseContinue reading “Candy Crush: An Analysis”
For years, psychologists and sociologists have studied why humans buy things, and brands use that research to hack our brains and open our wallets. By using media literacy, we can protect ourselves from buying yet another popular product that we don’t need. Pretty ironic that a social media manager is writing this, huh? You canContinue reading “Influence and Persuasion: Crash Course Video Summary”
Did you hear that Queen Elizabeth II died? It’s not that hard to believe, considering she’s 95 years old and just tested positive for Covid. That’s why, when it was reported on February 22 by Hollywood Unlocked, no one questioned it. However, reports from February 23 show the queen is alive and conducting official business.Continue reading “Fake News: An Analysis”
In this week’s assigned video, we watched Crash Course’s fifth video in their media literacy series, “Media and Money“. The media is a big collection of massive, money-making industries. Understanding how and why the media is produced, the business of it all, is key to the full media literacy picture. Media is made. Every bitContinue reading “Media and Money: Crash Course Video Summary”
This week’s assignment was to conduct a mini analysis of a surveillance media or technology. I chose facial recognition, a technology capable of matching a human face from a digital image or a video frame against a database of faces, typically employed to authenticate users through ID verifications. It works by pinpointing and measuring facialContinue reading “Facial Recognition Technology: An Analysis”
Throughout the Crash Course media literacy series, viewers have learned the ins-and-outs of persuasive techniques, advertising, and public relations. However, in the tenth video of the series entitled “The Dark(er) Side of Media,” Crash Course focuses on propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation. Public relations is the management of the relationship between the public and a brand.Continue reading “The Dark(er) Side of Media: Crash Course Video Summary”
Did you watch the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday? In case you missed it, the rapper 50 Cent made a surprise appearance as part of the ensemble performance with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar, performing his 2003 hit “In Da Club” (you can watch it here). He openedContinue reading “50 Cent: An Analysis”
This week’s blog summary focuses on technology and the law. This relationship is made particularly difficult because technology is always changing and developing, laws and regulations are forced to constantly try to catch up. Before the internet, there were three pillars of Intellectual Property in everyday media: Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Domain. Copyright givesContinue reading “Media Policy and You: Crash Course Video Summary”
In today’s world, there are so many deals and bundles and acquisitions to watch for. For example, I have the Spotify student bundle, so for $5 a month I get access to Spotify premium, Hulu, and SHOWTIME. I also have my phone plan with Verizon, so I got a free Disney+ subscription for an entireContinue reading “Media Ownership: Crash Course Video Summary”
TikTok is a social networking platform focused on video-sharing. It hosts a variety of short videos, ranging from 15 seconds to three minutes, created by users from genres like dance, comedy, and education. TikTok has more than 100 million monthly active users in the US and over 800 million monthly active users worldwide. About halfContinue reading “TikTok: An Analysis”
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