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  24 months ago

What's Your Opinion (NZ): In the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion, do you think this is still the case? Why or why not?

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  24 months ago
Absolutly not giving the growing popularity of mobile technologies and stuff. Think about how presedential campains were carried out in recent years in the US.


  24 months ago
TV is the main influence in society as everyone watches TV and is forced into watching adds that influence us on what we buy, how we dress, act etc


  24 months ago


  24 months ago
i think it still does but social media plays a big roll to.


  24 months ago
No way, I feel we are way more clever these days by looking and listening to all forms of media and forming our own positions. TV & other media do communicate in a way that can sway our opinions by only telling part of a story, that doesn't catch me out any more.


  24 months ago
no because people are spending more time on social media with its viral effects.


  24 months ago
Yes, absolutely, although that is not the only source nowadays!
Where does the youth and many criminals find their ideas, even the young once that now days running the show by attacking the Fuel stations in packs - without any fear for the police and the law!
Oh some do find it on the computer + mobile internet also; but by the time they perfected it there, the excitement seed of crime was long ago planted & delivering fruit as they where already seeing it for quite a while on TV.
Everything is displayed in detail in all TV movies & shows - every step of the process.
Further more do most of the 'baddies' survive and even have victory/ got away 'unharmed'. Things like suicide , murder, robbery and more are portrayed as just another way of thinking.
Although the movies + shows claim not to promote crime - what else do they do by coloring the crime process for the innocent and vulnerable?
Only those of us that came from more stable era are capable of filtering the poisonous from the really relaxing & educating bits; in other words, put off the TV if that's the only solution..


  24 months ago
nope. technology now is


  24 months ago
No. Most people use the internet to get their information now which is not always accurate


  24 months ago
Yes it absolutely does, it was designed to programme the publics thinking and behaviour, and it is still doing the job it was designed to do today to anyone that watches it unaware of its purpose. thats why they are called television PROGRAMS. and advertising CAMPAIGNS
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