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In todays world technology is constantly changing It allows people toimprove the way they live so that they can preserve their own personalenergy and focus on the really important factors in life While othertake advantage of what technology does for us by using technology as anexcuse for being unsocial Gitlin claims in Supersaturation or theMedia Torrent and Disposable Feeling that we as a society have becamemedia torrent Technology is significant in everyones life because itrapidly changes while giving us advantages and disadvantagesIn the story Gitlin describes how private lives and domestic spaceshave evolved since early time He feels as if households are nowdominated by other worldly things in the form of media There are manyideas in Todd Gitlins writings that support his view of our mediainfluenced world two of which are the ideas of supersaturation anddisposable feeling Society has become immersed in the gossip andimages displayed by the media Gitlin believes the lines between livingspace and working space are no longer as distinct as they used to be Gitlin states that the outside world has entered the home in the formof media Relating to this same concept Gitlin uses the idea of disposable feeling to explain the way people of today are able tomove from one worldly image to the next one piece of gossip to anotherwith no concern We are able to shrug them off and come back to themlater if we choose to do soI agree with Gitlin on his feelings about how households are dominatedby the media In many households is either watching the televisiontexting talking on the phone or listening to music This is a common inmany household I feel like it is important to realize peoplesdependence on media People have become so consumed with the gossip ontelevision with show like E-entertainment tosh 0 and other televisionshow that discuss peoples lives that they forget about their own Theproblem with most families that have teenagers is phone
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