Apr 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The Media - or Mass Media - are they a curse or a blessing ?
In his book The Commercialization of American Culture, Matthew P. McAllister says that "a well-developed media system, informing and teaching its citizens, helps democracy move toward its ideal state". Well, wouldn't this be nice ? Do you agree ?
In the 2000s, a classification called the "seven mass media" became popular. In order of introduction, they are:
Print (books, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, etc.) from the late 15th century
Recordings (gramophone records, magnetic tapes, cassettes, cartridges, CDs, DVDs) from the late 19th century
Cinema from about 1900
Radio from about 1910
Television from about 1950
Internet from about 1990
Mobile phones from about 2000
So, we all use them and are surely influenced by them in some way or another.
Which Media do you use, love, loath, can't do without, enjoy, etc.? Are we still the ones who control their influence or are they controlling us ? What's your opinion ?
Re.: Venue. I have not yet had the chance to check out the Mercure Hotel Restaurant, which was suggested as a venue. If I get round to do it before the 4th and it seems like a suitable place to have out MeetUps, I'll send out another message to all. Until then let's keep the Coffee Club as out meeting place.Thanks everyone. See you all soon. Ziggy