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[11 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Did You Know: 3 in 10 girls in the United States gets pregnant before age 20.
Finally Some Good News – Teen Pregnancy
Could it be? Good news about teen pregnancy rates? According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, teen pregnancy rates in the United States declined 38 percent between 1990 and 2004. Teen birth rate also declined 32 percent between 1991 and 2006. This was the case across all ethnic groups. More teenagers are waiting longer before having sex and those who were sexually active were using …

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[6 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Monsters vs Aliens Movie Logo
Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Primary Audience: Kids, Family, Teens, Adults
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Family, Kids, Comedy
Length: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
Rated: PG
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Hugh Laurie, Rainn Wilson, Paul Rudd, Renee Zellweger
Director: Rob Letterman (Shark Tale), Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2)
Producer: DreamWorks Animation
Dreamworks vs Pixar
Finding Nemo. Toy Story. Cars. What do these films have in common? They were considered excellent, well made films great for the family and safe for children. Each were produced by Pixar who now holds both the benefit …

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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Clean Cut Media – Growing Media Blog
Last month we had a tremendous jump in pageviews taking Clean Cut Media over the 10,000 pageview mark. We were very excited, yet we wondered, could we possibly keep up this visiting rate? Last month we had some exceptional days and some good breaks. Would this be the month where we see growth stagnate or heaven forbid, regress?
Mar: 12,651
Apr: 15,952
Maybe next time, for it is not this month.
Did you know you can get updates directly!
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[29 Apr 2009 | 26 Comments | ]
Influence of Media & Advertising in Our View of Life

Growth of the Information Age
The proliferation of the Internet and the ease of sharing information online has greatly enhanced the power of media and advertising. It shapes are attitudes, behaviors and our values in regards to how we view everything and everyone. Everyone speaks about how media affects our society but the power of advertising also comes from the ideas and messages that get portrayed as an underlying reality in media.
Advertising Providing Solutions to our Deepest Longings
Luxury Acura Advertisement Lifestyle
Everyday we are exposed to a particular lifestyle portrayed in movies, …

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Creativity Series »

[27 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Latest Viral Video: These aren’t all that recent, but still worth a quick look.
Did you Know Video?
This “Did you know” video covers some of the latest statistics in regards to the growth of the information age and the incredible speed of globalization. The video starts with some incredible statistics on the growing population of China and India, then starts to touch upon how quickly our world is changing in terms of information, careers, and the way we communicate. Check out some of these statistics covered in the video

1 in 8 …

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[24 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Is there any Ethics in Economics Anymore?

Ethics in Economics
Tough times call for new, creative solutions. It calls for fresh faces and fresh ideas. Obama was elected president behind his rally cry of change. He has appointed many policy leaders for all facets of our nation. From Health to Technology, the best and the brightest are brought on to bring our nation out of our poor economic state.
Great. Now what?
How about appointing an Ethics Czar? We hear all the time in the media that things need to change. We hear about excessive pensions and bonuses while thousands …

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[22 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Twitter Fail Whale – Twouble with Twitter
What is Twitter?
Twitter is known as a micro-blogging site. It is a place where a person can create a Twitter profile where one can post entries or “tweets” of 140 characters or less. Friends and Strangers alike can follow your tweets just like anyone would follow a blog. Twitter is one of the most well known social networks today.
Does CleanCutMedia Twitter?
Follow CleanCutMedia Twitter Here! Whopping two “tweets”.  
Below are two fun viral videos that pokes fun at Twitter and the type of info that …

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[20 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Teens: Imitating 87 Hours of Watching Porn

Pornography Influence on Teens
A recent research study, conducted by Cyber Sentinel, of 1,000 teenagers showed that the average teenager spends 87 hours a year looking at porn. That is equivalent of 1 hour and 40 minutes a week browsing for pornography.
What other topics did the teenagers search for online?

31 hours a week looking at soft pornography, plastic surgery, family planning, emotional support and dieting.
1 Hour 8 Minutes on cosmetic surgery sites on procedures like breast augmentation and collagen implants.
Teens also go online to find information on pregnancy, contraceptives, sex and …

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Creativity Series »

[17 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Susan Boyle – Britians got Talent – I Dreamed a DreamWhat are Viral Videos?
Viral Videos are online video’s that gets spread around very quickly. People like the video and send the links to their friends who send to their friends and so on. Typically when people say a video goes viral, it means millions of people view it within a span of several days. Companies all dream of having one of their videos go “Viral”.
Periodically as part of the creativity series, I’ll post some videos that have gone viral. …

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[15 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

The University, a place of Higher Education. A source for the development of the mind, a place to practice discipline, and a training ground to build the type of skills and networks needed for the best of futures.
The University of Maryland, College Park announced that the student union would show a porno movie as a way to… wait show what?!
Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge will be shown at midnight Saturday in a campus theater usually home to tamer fare such as independent and foreign films. The distributor of the film, Digital Playground, offered …

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[10 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Children as Commodities, Influence of Media on Children

 
Media Influence on Children – Marketing Power
“The advertising and marketing industry spends over $17 billion a year on shaping our children’s identities and desires.”
Below is an excellent article discussing the influence of media and money in “commodifying” of children in our modern culture. The article itself is very long so I’ve excerpted pieces of it below with a link at the bottom to the original source. Enjoy!
As we face difficult economic times, everyone is wondering how are we going to bounce back? What can be done? In all the pain …

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