“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting september the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children,”
- President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001
See September 11 quotes & statistic infographic here.
Internet, Social Media »
A new study determined that the overuse of Facebook can lead to the development of psychological disorders in teens. Some sample findings:
- Teens who use Facebook show more narcissistic tendencies.
- Young adults who use Facebook show more psychological issues such as mania, anti-social behavior and aggression.
- Children who overuse media and technology (ex. Facebook, Video Games, TV) tends to show negative effects on health. They are more prone to depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems.
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What are your thoughts on the fact that three R Rated, raunchy comedies earned multiple nominations at the TEEN choice awards?
The three R rated movie in question are “The Hangover Part II”, “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher”. The Hangover Part II earned a six nominations, while Bridesmaid and Bad teacher were nominated for best comedy. Remember this is the TEEN choice awards for 13-19 year-olds voting for what they consider the best movies, shows, and music of the year.
Do you own a smartphone? A tablet? A eReader?
47% of Smartphone Owners use while driving. 20% Tablet Owners and 11% of eReaders Owners!
Nielsen came out with some research on how and when people use their mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets. Some of the findings are not surprising, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
Check out the Mobile Use Statistics!
This just in. Shocking story! A study from Kidscape, a children’s charity, showed that young people feel more comfortable with themselves online than they are offline. 45% of 11-18 year olds said they were happier online.
” [it's] easier to be who you want to be, because nobody knows you and if you don’t like the situation you can just exit and it is over. ”
Ok. So not really shocking.
Is any of this surprising to you?
Advertising, TV Shows »
A new MTV show “skins” started in January 17 with 3.3 million viewers, 2.7 million of them within 12-34 age range, making it the largest show launch in MTV History. Show creator Bryan Eisley called it “a very simple and in fact rather old-fashioned television series about the lives and loves of teenagers, how they get through high school, how they deal with their friends, and also how they circumnavigate some of the complications of sex, relationships, educations, parents, drugs and alcohol.”
The Parent Television Council calls it “the most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children.”
News, Video Games »
Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto, CA.) introduced a bill that calls for “all video games with an Electronics Software Ratings Board rating of Teen or higher” must include a health warning label stating:
“WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.”
See more info after the jump!
Everyone knows the story. Some kid found a blade in his snickers bar. Some other kid found a needle in his 3 musketeers. Now every mother and father is called to check all the candy a child receives before allowing them to eat it. Check for open packages. Check for sketchy pieces of candy. Your child’s life might depend on it!
But are these stories true? Or is Media Hype?
Should we be scared? Or is it an Urban Myth?
92% of US Toddlers Are Online!
How could this be!
The Internet security firm AVG, recently released a study of 2,200 mothers across the revealed that 81% of children 2 years or younger have some form of online presence! How much has the internet grown that 4 out of 5 kids are online so early on in their life. Online presence could mean anything from an uploaded video of their child, some photos up on the web, or in some cases a full profile on a social networking site.
Read on for some more amazing statistics!
Video Games »
EA’s Medal of Honor is one of the most successful and well known first-person shooters available. In October 12, the latest rendition is due to be released but with a twist – it takes place in Afghanistan and in multiplayer mode, you are allowed to play as the Taliban.
- Wait, what kind of video game allows you to play as the Taliban and shoot U.S. Soldiers?
- Don’t we still have soldiers still in Afghanistan?
… can you say controversy?
Who is Improve Everywhere?
Improve Everywhere is a group that organize giant scene stealing events in public areas. Their “missions” are hilariously fun.
After the jump is a video of their most recent mission “Princess Leia & Darth Vadar Star Wars Subway Scene” as well as 4 other great mission worth watching. Star Wars is randomly reenacted to the delight of the NYC Subway riders!
False Security in Diversity
As you flip through 3000 channels, listen to numerous radio stations, and cruise around the Internet – you may be thinking how great it is to have access to so many different ideas and shows. But the truth is that through years of mergers and acquisitions, very few media corporations control most of all that we see, hear, and take in giving them vast control over our culture and the way we view the world.