Do you think this affects the ability of news media to uphold their social responsibilities?

Question by Lida: Do you think this affects the ability of news media to uphold their social responsibilities?
Many news media now attempt to increase popularity by adding entertainment value along with information-based news.

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Answer by Robert Bobo
Where have you been news has been infotainment for decades it started after major companies realized that hard news usually effects their bottom line negatively. They bought up interest where they could and where they couldn’t they bully with advertising dollars. This has turned news into prepackaged dreck most people ignore.

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Is advertising becoming too aggressive in this modern age?

Question by johnston1: Is advertising becoming too aggressive in this modern age?
Im talking over bearing car/home/animal/house/grandma insurance adverts, christmas ads in september, stores overly advertising there stock, people stopping you in the street, constant price beaters telling you there the cheapest, telesales, junk mail through your door AND on you email inbox, posters everywhere selling you the latest face creams, has advertising become too much in your face too deal with.

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Answer by veg_hel
Yes – it’s horrible. But the younger generation are driving it because they want success and wealth quickly and easily. And advertising plays on emotions. Some people have no control when it comes to their emotions, even if they are penniless. It was starting to drive me wild until I decided to take a stand! To avoid it I only watch cable TV and turn down the volume on commercial TV when adds are on. If I am driving along the road I deliberately turn away when I see a billboard or shopfront advertising. I listen to non commercial radio or CD’s, I focus on the news only on the internet and my email allows me to junk any unsolicited emails before they get to my in box (I think if I want something I will go looking for it – it won’t come to me). I skip adds in mags and newspapers. I open my mailbox, collect the junkmail and walk it straight to my recycle bin. I get calls from telesales everyday (I work from home) and I know it’s them because of the phone delay. I always hang up immediatley before they have spoken. If it’s a friend I know they will call back. In the past I have acted like I was insane on the phone or left the phone off the hook saying I was going to get such and such a person, and never went back and left it off the hook for a few minutes before hanging up. I have also yelled for them to stop ******** calling me and since then it seems to have stopped. I also put my phone on screening answering machine. Sometimes people do door to door. I can see them from my window. I never answer the door. Sometimes they even wave to me through the window. I just ignore them and they go away. I have been doing this fo a while now and it is all natural to me now. If you just remember – if I want something I will go looking for it, then you will be fine.

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20 Greatest “This is Sportscenter” Commercials

For over 10 years Sportscenter has been producing some of the funniest and most creative commercials on TV. Here are my 20 favorite. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Checkouty this mega cool jobdescription of Microsoft from the past

Checkouty this mega cool jobdescription of Microsoft from the past
Usenet Groups
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From the usenet archives, a *COOL* Micorosft
groups.google.com/group/net.jobs/msg/4f2cf440919eeda9?pli=1

"there is minimal bullshit.."

"never do anything stupid because some manager/MBA/suit-type has power without knowledge. "

"Likewise, there are no "politics", just engineering."

"Your work won’t be canceled due to some political/financial upheaval,"

Very cool, very history. MSFT is everything BUT this. A fat enterprise with more suits the nerds and more politics then code.

This Is News?!? – Commercials For Dogs

Two stories in the news that make you wonder why… why is this news? Facebook: www.facebook.com Photos: “Box Trap” photo by GorillaSushi (flickr.com) Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) Music: “News Sting” and “Merry Go” composed by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)
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what’s the fuss about the IRC and USENET these days? does anyone still use this kind of technology?

Question by : what’s the fuss about the IRC and USENET these days? does anyone still use this kind of technology?
aint those 80s stuff? or at least early 90s? ever since the world wide web becomes standard, i doubt anybody is still retrieving information from the usenet, but I’d be surprised when I accidently logged in to my almost 20 yr old usenet acct. and guess what? A LOTTA ACTIVITIES are still going on there. jee. when the chat room just died, usenet is still thriving…

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Answer by Andi
a lot of illegal material and pron (esp v illegal) gets exchanged there…

A lot of the world is not on high speed broadband.. so it is still a useful network.

and for those who are not windows/http based…
It provides the original ease of access and interchange of information.

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What is this song called on the advert of News Of The World?

Question by Ben C: What is this song called on the advert of News Of The World?
It’s about the News Of The World paper, and It’s advertising the special “style” magazine inside.

The Lyrics are something like
“D&G and tiffanys”
It says loads of designers names, if that helps.
And no it’s not Heidi Montag.

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Answer by Dab
“News Of the World” by The Jam?

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