The world has a strange history; the need for tribes was recognized when a man came to realize the benefits he would derive from sticking together in forms of large groups which later became nations, countries, cities. Likewise, the need for an organization working in […]
How do the images in “The Salamander” (notably the ones related to setting), reveal the narrators emotional “The Salamander” (1967) of the great Catalan writer Merce Rodoreda’s (1908–1983) assumes a dream-like, surreal and allegorical narration to the style and proportion of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. This was […]
According to clay Johnson’s book “The Information Diet” , too much-unfiltered media diet consumption is potentially dangerous to the human mind just the same way food junk like burgers is detrimental to the human’s body health. Johnson’s ideology resonates with my ‘being choosy’ slogan as far as information consumption is concerned. Unfiltered information from media sources eventually becomes less beneficial to the society or the intended party in the long run (Johnson, 2011). A proper consumption habit schedule is recommended to monitor and filter the media information intake to avoid information overload that becomes irrelevant to the human mind. Information overload can cause a change in attitude, self-identity and the mind productivity output amongst other factors. My data analysis gives detailed media diet information for a week as actual recorded. According to my data, the proper media information planning is adhered to. This is determined by correct media diet factors such as proper time to consume the information, the right media channel to source the information from and the reason and correct purpose for the consumption of the media information.
Proper or correct timing is an important factor that applies in media diet consumption. My media diet gives a situation of proper timing, for instance, checking on local weather and news which were done during the morning hours. Local weather news would be ideal in the mornings for the purpose of the days planning in terms of dressing and drafting to-do list or schedule plans. Most of my days planning were linked to the morning check on the weather broadcast on the web as well as the theater timetable for the movies showing. Clay Johnson advocates for proper timing in the consumption of information as an important factor. A more efficient way of getting the weather information or similar information that is time-bound would be to get an application that automatically gives the weather forecast news notification every morning before getting out of the house (Johnson, 2011). This timely notification would save time that would be wasted in visiting various weather forecasting sites or channels.
My data, however, reveals an inconsistency in terms of sourcing the weather forecast information from different internet sources. Consistency is to be considered a fact in the consumption of media information. One trusted authentic site is ideal to source information from because a variable in that results in conflicting information that would otherwise end up bringing in more confusion than correct accurate information.
A plus is given to the fact that my media information has been sourced from the appropriate source. A good example is the cheap gas prices research has been sourced from a local site. A local site is the most ideal platform for one to source information that pertains to the local environs. A theater or cinema movie schedule is sourced from the theater’s site providing real-time information about the airing of the movie. Clay gives a slightly different approach when it comes to the difference between television and the internet, the author states that cable television is very inappropriate because of the unnecessary media content that it contains as opposed to web-based shows that are particular and saves the consumer from taking too much of unnecessary information (Johnson, 2011). My checking of varieties of seeds on the gardener’s catalog was very ideal as a correct informational piece. The book “discover your genius” was the correct source to read a story from and induce relaxation as opposed to an e-book that would have distractions like the screen popping advertisements and lead to consumption of unnecessary information that would rather interfere with the intent of the book which is relaxation.
Purpose befits the intentions of any media content or information. Purpose ensures a proper media diet because it sieves out any irrelevance that would otherwise be unnecessary to the party consuming the information. My data captures this very fact of correct information purpose that corresponded with the sources of the information. A good example is county news and weather information purpose is for planning ahead of the days of the week’s weather hence sourcing the same weather information from the James City County website. Relaxation purpose has been properly executed by consuming information in for of a story that favors relaxation. Morning news has the purpose of current affairs enlightenment hence the need to source it from Good Morning America which is a news program on television. My data embraces purposes from the word go because all the information sought is linked with the correct purpose of the information intent (Johnson, 2011). Clay advises that a single platform should be created to match media information to the purpose like the Sanebox web application that sifts information based on the preference and purpose the information is intended to communicate.
Achieving a proper media diet ensures the consumption of proper information and disregarding the unnecessary content. This is achieved through proper timing, proper media information sources and having the correct purpose for sourcing the information. Filtering media information to ensure relevance is the key factor in ensuring the consumption of appropriate media information.
Johnson, C. (2011). The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption. New York: “OReilly Media, Inc.”.
In both, the essays the make an attempt to rationalize various human reactions towards some of the social issues such as homelessness and poverty and the sort of emotions these issues invoke in an individual. Although the two compositions deal with two different subjects yet […]
The poem “One Art” and the song “My heart will go on” are pieces of art with evidence of rhyming poetic style in them (Cunningham 5). Similar sound in both the poem and the song has been achieved through repetition as well as rhyming words. […]
It is not strange that the personality of the weird but brilliant doctor from the House, MD has caused a lot of discussions in the times where the TV series were at the height of popularity. The character of Dr. House is quite contradictory because of his ambivalent personal qualities and no mean abilities in medicine.
Gregory House is a middle-aged doctor-diagnostician, tall and handsome, going through a serious physical disability of his leg which causes constant pain. As far as House is a pretty charismatic man at a first sight he attracts people, his humor is grim and cynical which makes people around him feel uncomfortable. The character is definitely dynamic and forms the main storyline of the series. The point is that House is the hero who solves medical mysteries which are in the center of the series’ plot. While diagnosing House’s deep personality is revealing so it becomes clear that even though the doctor seems to be rude and heartless deep down he is steel a good person. Such a situation isn’t surprising at all for a real life, which makes House’s character definitely plausible and even familiar for everyone. Actually his personal qualities become clear in some extreme cases where his humanity leaves his roughness behind. The reason why House’s behavior is quite rude is that he is suffering from eternal pain, so he constantly uses strong drugs which he becomes addicted to.
The character of Dr. House is quite contradictory because he has a lot of advantages like a brilliant mind and charisma but simultaneously House is totally unpredictable and hard to cooperate and communicate with.
House, MD. Created by David Shore. Fox, 2007-2011.
Shakespeare considers love to be of high value. Romeo and Juliet display a young love, with Juliet being thirteen years of age and Romeo 16. The love sparkles, at first sight, though they came from rival families, it does not stop their love. In his […]
Men who lived in the Middle Ages completely dominated their female counterparts in their families due to the instilled mindset male were superior beings in society. In those times, women had no choice but to obey their blood brothers, their fathers, and any other male […]
Innocence usually associates with youth and ignorance. The evils that occur in the world correlates with the loss of innocent life. The loss of innocence is mostly culture-specific and also bounded by different religions. It refers to something that is so sacred. Committing a crime that leaves a scar in an individual, for example, a massacre will let people’s hearts bleeding with fresh scars because of the loss of loved ones. Loss of innocence demonstrates struggles or issues of history in many ways (Jonsson et al. 23).
If one is aware of a victim who causes unforgettable and unforgivable crimes, they tend to lose a type of innocence. This medium manifests in the movie ‘is not scared’, where an innocent boy thinks the father is a good track driver. Only to discover that he is a kidnapper and was responsible for the kidnap of the boy he wishes to save. This medium leaves him in a dilemma whether to save the kidnapped boy or not since the father is involved.
Loss of innocence also demonstrates a struggle where an individual feels helpless angered and betrayed when they think they could trust the person. For instance, in the movie the 10-year-old boy Michele struggles with the concealed truth at such a tender age that peeled off her protective blinders (Patterson and Julia 12). A feeling of unworthy encompasses an individual whose innocence is lost, and they sometimes struggle associating with others and taking up challenges. It creates fear in humanity. For example, a post-election violence scenario instills fear mistrust and scars in people, therefore, it leaves people struggling to belong yet they know they are not protected. In conclusion loss of innocence deprives people of their happiness and destroys their personality.
Jonsson, Stefan, Henrich R. Greve, and Takako Fujiwara-Greve. “Undeserved Loss: The Spread of Legitimacy Loss to Innocent Organizations in Response to Reported Corporate Deviance.” Administrative Science Quarterly (2009): n. pag. Print.
Patterson, Richard N, and Julia Whelan. Loss of Innocence. Ashland: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2013. Print.
Sappho’s poem “Like the Sweet Apple” manifests the practice of comparing girls with fruits. In this particular point, we can see the effect of her living in Ancient Greece where feminine beauty has become the subject of popular adoration and hymning. Probably, the author’s experience […]