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[7 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Teens Don’t Use Twitter, What the Tweet?

Twitter. A Trendy Social Media Site for Kids? No?
Most people I speak to think social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are new, trendy and hip, but that does not mean it is popular among the youth?

Nielsen has released statistics showing that engagement among teenagers are low on Twitter.

So why aren’t teenagers engaged on Twitter?
Is it all that different than Facebook?

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[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
How Politicians, Media & Advertising Influence our Minds

Media doesn’t affect me that much
If you think media does not influence you all that much, you got another thing coming. There is a reason corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising. It works. It influences our behaviors, our values, and plays to our emotions.

So how do politicians, media, and advertisers utilize our lack of knowledge on a particular topic to their advantage? Authority Figures.

Movies, TV Shows »

[10 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ever Fading Sensitivity to Violence in Media

Wu Fei (吴非) maintains a blog that covers issues in contemporary education. Utilizing the movie Schindler’s List she wrote a post discussing the need to be careful in the way we expose children to the tragedies of human history.

One thing that really strikes me is the fact that Wu is very disturbed by what she sees in the Schindlers list, as well other visuals of human cruelty. In our media driven culture, we’ve lost this kind of sensitivity to violence, sex, coarse language, among other things. We are so saturated by violent movies and TV shows that a scene that once would have disgusted us and emotionally drained us, no longer has the same kind of affect.

Internet »

[30 Jun 2009 | 34 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson’s Death causes Social Media Explosion

As everyone by now knows, Michael Jackson, one of the greatest pop icons in history died at the age of 50 due to undetermined causes. What followed was a wave of online attention never seen before. The spike in traffic was so abnormal that Google thought they were being attacked by a virus or spyware application. When people searched Google News for “Michael Jackson” they would receive an “we’re sorry” error page. But this brings up many good questions

TV Shows »

[25 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Vampire Influence on Teenager Self Identity

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers?
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber?
Blue Bloods by Melissa de La Cruz?

Heard of these titles? These are just an example of the rise of the vampire genre in recent literature and film. Popular among the youth, these books presents unique young characters catering to different types of teenagers. Unlike traditional vampire stories…

Articles, Internet »

[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Craigslist “Erotic Services” vs Henry McMaster

Craigslist Threatened by Attorney General for Erotic Services

Are you aware that Craigslist were making headlines among the internet sphere for their battle against South Carolina’s Attorney General for the controversial “erotic services” column.

Were you aware Craigslist even had such a category?

Craigslist has become an household name as the place to go to find jobs, to buy and sell all kinds of items but…

Video »

[28 May 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

Time for another round of Viral Videos. Keeping tabs on what is the new “it” video everyone has seen.
Beatbox Battle World Championships Wild Card Entries
Who’s the greatest beatboxer in the world? Each year there is an annual competition called the Beatbox Battle World Championships. This year it is held in Berlin, Germany on May 28th. Beatbox Contestants all over the world come together to lay down some human generated beats.
Several videos of wild card candidates have been going viral across the web. The wild card winner was Julia Dales, a …

Articles, Movies »

[25 May 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Star Trek 2009: Movie Review – Themes Galore

Have you seen the Star Trek trailer? The Star Trek trailer makes the movie seem like an edge-of-your-seat action packed movie. There are a lot of movies where the movie itself doesn’t do the trailer justice, however this is not one of them.

Advertising, Articles »

[19 May 2009 | 13 Comments | ]
Unnaturally Beautiful Children: Image & Beauty

In 2004, a survey by NPD Group showed that on average, girls started to use beauty products at the age of 17. Today that average is 13.

Advertising, Articles »

[16 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Here at Clean Cut Media, we show a critical eye to TV Commercials, TV Shows and Movies in regards to the level of unnecessary mature themes such as sexual innuendos and crass jokes , even in children movies. We also touch upon how media tends to paint a particular way of life or a particular image that can give the wrong kind of picture of reality and what is considered the norm.
Product Centric vs Lifestyle Centric TV Commercials
Mac vs PC Elimination TV Commercial Spot
However we aren’t all just about the …

Articles, Movies »

[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 …

Advertising, Articles »

[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, …