Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Has Social Media Become This Generation Best News Outlet

Monday, April 30, 2012

Has Social Media Become This Generation Best News Outlet

"> In today's society was the News Media correspondents no longer fully determine what is placed in front of person to see. For example Kony2012 not many Americans knew or heard about Joseph Kony until the YouTube video was published and caused an outcry of anger. The reaction due was to the fact people didn't know and what to know why this man has not been caught for his wrong doings to other humans beings. Another example of that news is no longer fully controlling watch people can see is the tragedy of the Trayvon Martin story because no one really knew what until became a worldwide story through social media. This is because the unlimited possibilities of sharing information through a text a post on Facebook or Twitter make the newsroom almost irrelevant well not so much irrelevant but no longer the first source to retrieve information about currents event throughout the world. It seems that social media has become this generations Al Jazeera in the sense social media shows everything the good and the bad and the indifferent. The ease of telling your story through a camera is a lot easier then booking a one on one special with Oprah because with TV shows with there are a lot of semantics that go on to even get things produced. So the rise of social media and its ease is what makes it thrive even through it can be used for negative things and blatant bullshit at times the sheer amount of information that can be gained from other parts of the world that you may have never thought existed is truly astonishing. For example I came across a video that was really eye opening and truly a sad documentary because it revealed that is slavery still alive.Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb in West Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, by Western Sahara in the north, by Algeria in the northeast, by Mali in the east and southeast, and by Senegal in the southwest. It is named after the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which later became a province of the Roman Empire, even though the modern state covers a territory far to the southwest of the old kingdom. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.When watching videos like this one it makes perfect sense why president Obama’s taking this route in his campaign. It’s because he wants only information to be a fingertip away from you. It also because he understands that people should know the information and the most about the facts in this upcoming election in November. This way the information is right in front of everyone. This makes, it easier for people to click and it shows everything you need to know and it allow them to make their own opinion about the issues. So it does seem that social media is becoming the best news outlets for this generation because everybody has smart phone and computer it makes the accessibility very easy which very important when information is being discussed with people who are not well versed in politics.


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