Tag Archives: manipulation

Your number is closer to zero so you have less friends and I’m better than you

I remember the days when I’d spend hours poring over HTML and CSS documentations so I could edit my Myspace page to make it look like how I want it. However, even with all my hard work and unique minimalistic … Continue reading

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Did i hear that right ?

Just as the food channel tries to use ones basic desire for food and sex to reel in more viewers, other forms of mediated communication use tricks to get what they want. This practice is most evident in various ads … Continue reading

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The Anti-Ad Ad

They are the most irritating, and mind-numbing things you never pay attention to. They are something dark, something foul, something evil… of course I’m talking about commercials on TV. The far to frequent clips of useless information whose only purpose … Continue reading

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Mind Control… The Media Laying Eggs in Our Brains

It was a typical Thursday morning: I turned on my television to watch SportsCenter for a few minutes to catch up on the sporting events from the previous night while dreading the thought of going to class. As usual, when the commercials … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart Liberals Battle Teabaggers for Control of Your Mind

“Extremist”. “Slut”. “Communist”. “Terrorist”. These are just a few of the labels that have infiltrated the often heated discussions in the media. Though short, these words are potent, shaping the perceptions and understandings of the audience. Labeling is often used in … Continue reading

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Critics Say You Should Read This Post

Critics say it’s unbelievable. Critics are raving at how amazing it is. Experts say it’s the biggest post in twenty years. Experts think you should read it too.

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Perfection is skin deep?

When I was little, my absolute favorite show was Lizzie McGuire. For those of you who did not watch TV in the early 2000s, I will explain the premise to you. Lizzie goes to middle school looking fabulous every day … Continue reading

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Are scary movies and TV shows really that scary?

When I was thinking of different manipulation techniques the media uses to convince audiences to think things that they aren’t even aware of, the main technique that came to mind was the use of dark and fear-evoking music to make … Continue reading

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If you don’t read this post will you die? Find out after reading!

All too often while watching the news, before they head to a commercial break the news anchor will end with something along the lines of “Is your water poisoned and are all of your lives in danger right now? Tune … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Friends in Television Places

When watching television commercials, most people are able to tune out the strangers who pervade their screens and disrupt their favorite television shows. However, the commercials that stick in consumer’s minds are the ones in which a familiar face is … Continue reading

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