Adam Cross

Editor - Newspaper, Swing Vote Chronicle

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Is Modern Media Helpful or Harmful?

Please post your view first and then explain.

  • Jun 10 2012: Modern media can be both helpful and harmful.

    The rapid public spread of information may be used as a brake on excesses. The truly despotic are not easily affected by public knowledge of their shortcomings. q.v. President Assad of Syria.

    Uncritical acceptance of information which is purchased as news or freely obtained from uncensored websites, is a mistake and carries the potential for misdirection, either from one's own limited perspective or as a deliberately and sinisterly arranged misdirection with which to achieve a specific purpose.
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    Jun 9 2012: I believe that it is up to us on how we apply modern media in our lives. Helpful or harmful will depend on you and how you use the media.
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    Jun 9 2012: Depends on if they are on your side or not.
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    Jun 9 2012: I don't think it is either. It's just formalised gossip.

    If you take it for what it is - entertainment - then there's nothing wrong with it and each person takes what they want from it.

    Advertising is annoying (at my age) and insidious (when aimed at kids). That's probably my only issue.