Hum/176 Final

university of Phoenix |
Final Exam Week Nine |
How has media changed during the last century |
Hum/176 |
Tina Coffin |
9/11/2011 |


  It is hard to know sometimes how our life has changed until we stop for a moment and recall how different media in the world has changed over the last century.   In recent year’s social media, likely more than anything else has significantly changed and impacted most everyone’s daily lives.   Envisioning the global conversation that has developed over the past few years because of tools like online news, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter might have been unimaginable for most people at the beginning of this decade. It used to be the only source of news media was the morning paper, radio, and the local news networks.   Media in fact has changed the world around us, and the convenience that makes more information available faster.
  Social media communication tools have profoundly changed our lives and how we receive information and interact with one another and the world around us.   Each morning before checking Yahoo, Google News, or an online newspaper site like USA, Today, or CNN you first look at the stories your friends and people that you know and follow are sharing via Twitter or Facebook.   After all, you did not choose the editors at newspapers and other publications, but you did choose the people the networks and groups that you follow on Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks.   I find the news here to be more geared toward my news interest. The news we pass to one another says something about us. The news we pass on to others gives others insight into what we are interested in reading, discussing, or hearing about, and what’s important to us.   We used to call this gossip, and to a certain extent it still is. The stories I am usually interested in usually consist of world news, local news, politics, or numerous controversial subjects.   We are no longer lazy consumers of passive messages. Instead we are...