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In October my cell phone come up for renewal while trying to decide what I wanted to upgrade to a commercial came on for the iPhone Can you guess what I upgraded to Yep you guessed the iPhone The biggest drive for consumerism is the media thru TV You cant watch TV without commercials and every commercial is trying to sell you somethingThe biggest reason for getting the iPhone was first commercials and then the sales clerk at the store The commercials got me into the store to look around and then the sales clerk convinces you what it is you want to buy When walked into the store I was looking around at all of the different phones that they had Before I decided on the iPhone I was actually looking at a phone that was similar and less expensive This is when the sales clerk comes in because you cant buy a cell phone without help As I stated before I walked out with the iPhone Dont get me wrong I love my iPhone I do believe it was the best choice for me but I do not think I would have gotten it without the hype of the media pointing me in that direction If you think back to the 80s when Reagan relaxed educational programming and restrictions on advertising to children Naomi Rockler-Gladen Me against the Media I was 5 or 6 I can remember watching cartoons like strawberry shortcake and rainbow bright I can also remember seeing the commercials come on while watching they were for the dolls and other related items After this you go shopping with the parents and start the I wants Did I ever get them Not at that time in my house things like that was always saved for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas If we wanted them before that we had to save our allowance and buy them ourselves I still
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