Multitasking with Media

During school the only time I really multitask is in my music classes. We’ll be listening to one song as a class but I’ll be listening to another on my iPod. The teacher allows it because she appreciates a student who listens to a variety of music. When I’m not in school, I’m usually on Facebook or YouTube. Sometimes I’m on both at the same time but usually it’s one or the other. While blogging this though, I’m listening to YouTube as well as typing. I think I’m effective at multitasking but I’m probably not in all reality based on the video clip we just watched. After watching said clip, I probably will still “multitask” even though it could be hazardous to my education. It won’t kill me to listen to a song at the same time as another. There are consequences to multitasking. according to the video clip we just watched, you are not any good at paying attention to multiple things at once. It becomes more like a fleeting memory of something. It doesn’t stick. Your reactions are delayed to a change of topic and you are better at sticking to one thing at a time. This could create issues for society because it means that people who multitask with media won’t be paying as much attention to what they’re doing in school and the grades will drop. This is the downfall of us.

The iPod multitasking is usually something along the lines of Make a Move vs How Like a Winter

Music Television

MTV advertises all the time, whether it’s for a product or just a certain song. It happens all the time whether you know it or not. I think this is an excellent way of doing it. It is cost efficient and effective. MTV makes its profit off of today’s youth. They have “mooks” and “midriffs.” A mook is a loud, rowdy, obnoxious, male “roll-models” (I use this term loosely). A midriff is a girl that uses her body as a sexual icon to attract attention (put blatantly). I believe that MTV started these fads then the world took them to heart so now that’s just how society is. MTV has changed in the past 12 years in that they no longer show music videos unless it’s Sunday. . . MTV is now all mooks and midriffs. . . I think MTV should try to incorporate more music into the daily airings. Afterall, it is MUSIC television. It would definitely be beneficial to all people.

Product Advertising

Product placement is key in television shows. Sometimes is will be a subconscious thing. Other times, it will be in your face saying, “Hey! Look at me!” I think this method of advertisement is ingenious! It gets your product out to all age groups, all audiences, and it means you don’t have to pay for a commercial.

Everywhere I Go

Everywhere I go, there are magazines, television sets, and news papers. All of them screaming about the latest diet or some celebrity who gained five pounds. The entertainment world today is filled with ways to make people feel uncomfortable with their bodies. In America, many, many people are admitted to special homes to deal with eating disorders and depression. There is so much pressure from the tabloids to look like a super model because that is what’s “beautiful” today. It also shows that you need self modification to make it in today’s society. You have to be skinny to keep your significant other. You have to make a huge deal out of everything just to get noticed.

Self Reflection

Getting interviewed made me feel famous! It was intense! Interviewing someone made me feel like the annoying paparazzi.

The best part of this experience was getting interviewed. It was a blast! The worst part is I was kind of sick…

I learned a lot about my partner from this experience.

If I had to do something over, I would make myself less sick!

My interviewing skills probably will be useful in my future because I plan on being a forensic psychologist.

Banning Books

Have you ever heard of the book And Tango Makes Three? If you have then you know that this small, easy to read children’s book was banned for homosexuality. The book is about two male penguins who fall in love and the zoo keeper gives them an egg to raise. The book was most likely banned because it isn’t appropriate for the age group it targets. I think it is up to the parents of younger children to decide if they don’t want their child reading about it. I can see why they would want to ban the book. I, however, don’t think it should be banned. I believe that parents have the right to tell their child not to read a certain book, but a book should never be banned. I believe the ban was unwarranted. It’s a children’s book about love prospering despite having strayed from the status quo. A little kid wouldn’t be able to pick up on the fact that the penguins are homosexuals. My school has never banned a book as far as I know. It is a fact that my parents have never petitioned to ban a book either. I believe it should be up to the parents, but should only apply to the child of the parents who dissagree.

I Saw it on the News

1) What is NOT news to you?

 

I’m going to answer this question by describing what news is; that list would be way easier to write. News is the current events in today’s world. Weather, threats to national security, changes in the government (in any country), the economy, etc. Not your dog doing a backflip. Please save that for YouTube.

 

2) What is the difference between bloggers and journalists?

 

Bloggers don’t have a set agenda and they don’t have topic specific sections. Journalists are set to specific topics and deadlines. They also get paid for turning in their articles. Bloggers get to sit around and whine about their political views, favorite musicians, and just their lives in general. No one tells them what they can’t say, what they can say, or what they have to write about

So Much Cooler Online

An online identity should show who you are in person. It shouldn’t be who you want to be, how you think you should be, or how your friends are. It’s how the rest of the world is going to view you. They don’t know you’re just putting on a facade. You should always be “A you that’s truer than true” as said by the great Dr. Seuss. Colleges and employers are going to check you out online and what they see is what they are going to believe about you. They won’t know any different. If you have a lot of crude language and vulgarity everywhere, they’re going to see that. It’s not going to work out very well for you.
There is a difference between self-expression and professionalism, and sometimes, you choose one when you should have chosen the other. This is one situation when there is a grey zone. You can have both at once and keep your voice while pleasing others. Your online identity is who you are. If you’re always being immature online, that’s how people with think of you. If you find a way to say what you feel, and still be professional, that is going to show. It will be noticed. Always protect what you write, be yourself, and be an adult online. The world will see the you that you show on the World Wide Web. What you post, could end up being a big mistake. . .

Food for the Soul

My entertainment diet:

I love a good three course kind of day. I usually start off with an appetizer of music. Generally something in the rock genre, very satisfying stuff. Then for the entree, it’s a heaping helping of good, old-fashioned, television. All the old 90s children’s shows. Finally, it’s time for dessert. A nice finnishing touch including several different URLs (toppings), a lot of music videos (whipped cream), and the main part: the computer. Deeeeelicious! These are the best sources of entertainment nutrition because you can do it all in the course of one day, and one of the three will be almost anywhere you go!

Entertainment is very important to me. I get very bored very easily and entertained less easily. Music, T.V, and computers take up a large part of my time. That could just be part of my generation though. I also spend a lot of time with friends although we do usually spend more time texting eachother than talking to one another. I generally listen to music while doing all school work as well. It keeps me focused.

My parents are very family oriented. We watch T.V. as a family but we all listen to many different genres of music. Therefore we don’t do that part together. My parents are very lenient towards my phone because they understand that I do love to talk to my friends. They understand that as a high schooler needs her social life..

Well that’s all today folks!