9th May 2013
Impact of Mass Media on the society of the United States
In the last 50 years the media influence has grown exponentially with the advance of technology, first there was the telegraph, then the radio, the newspaper, magazines, television and now the internet.
We live in a society that depends on technology more than a child depends on food. People are able to go without food for hours with their phones and as soon as their phone’s battery dies out they are brought back to reality. We rely on the media to get the current news and facts about what is important and what we should be aware of.
This technology has allowed the society’s teens to have inane communications and in doing so, contributes to the ‘dumbing down’ of society. We spend more time corresponding with our friends on cell phones and the Internet than we do working or participating in activities which expand and challenge our minds.
Our fixation with technology makes us oblivious to the social implications. Teens today are lacking basic social skills because of an absence of face-to-face communication assisted by this technology.
On average, a teenager uses his or her cell phone more than 100 times per week. Technology is becoming an addiction. Today’s youth crave instant satisfaction, and our desires are met by broadband Internet and text messaging.
Our society no longer has time or the need to have a good old sit down and a chin wag. We can communicate via intricate networks and satellites.
The art of personal communication is being lost as it gives way to a new era of interaction. The introduction of cell phones and the Internet has challenged our notions of space and time by putting communications into hyper drive.
Even technology has a positive effect on the American society. Technology runs in the veins of society. It has also benefited society. It has brought luxury in the life of every common man. Automation brought about by...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document