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Influences throughout the Media The media is mass communication a connection that is all over the world It is known to inform entertain and also influence people and their surroundings Examples of media are things such as television Internet periodicals music radio and magazines The most common assumption is that an individual has the ability to control what heshe sees thinks or feels about a particular issue To some extent this is true However can something so popular as the media have an effect on the average person without their even knowing it Some common types of media should be judged carefully Some good examples of mass media would include television newspapers and the Internet Television has gone through many changes in years with society An example of this could be from its original picture as black and white to now which is mostly colored Ratings help determine how much airtime a show receives Most would say that the general public determines the selection of television programs and this widespread form of education and entertainment however other claims have been made from the effects from television Television can influence a persons actions and behavior Violence is unfortunately sometimes a result from certain television programs People sometimes want to become what they see on television and they sometimes act upon it Commercials have also been known to have an impact on a persons lifestyle Specific products that are advertised on television can also help the sales Companies have many persuasive tactics to help attract the attention to help sell products Take a celebrity for example if someone was watching television and he or she saw a celebrity promoting something they are more likely to buy into that particular product verses if someone that wasnt well known was promoting it The media also uses the Internet It is easily accessible Recently the Internet has become a more popular form of education and communication
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