Media Is The Big Trigger Word
These days the word media triggers all kinds of responses. We think we’re living in a new age. IIn fact the medium may have changed but the message is the same. Learn more in New-Media-Same-Message-Bob Davis Podcast 929.
TV Shows and You Tube
Miss The Old Days?
Have Things Really Changed That Much?
Certainly there is a nostalgia for the old ways and the old days for older Americans. However it begs the question, have things really changed?
New Media Same Message
In New-Media-Same-Message-Bob Davis Podcast 929, some easy talk about those old days plus some observations about the current time frame.
Media Outlets and Choices
For example back in the day most people might have been able to get two local newspapers, three or four local TV stations and a few local radio stations. Commentary was available on the editorial pages and a few news magazines.
Big Audiences Back In The Day
Even more audiences were larger for those few sources. There were no smart phones, computers or Internet.
Digital Age Changed Everything Right?
Due to the advent of cable, internet, computers and smart phones we now live in what we call the ‘digital age’.
The Message Was Always To Conform
During the so called old days media served an important purpose. Among other things, it was a tool to encourage people to conform.
New Platforms Different Mission
Finally the truth is we have the same number of major platforms we had back in the day. The difference is these platforms provide an opportunity for millions to be heard and seen.
We’re Still Pushed To Conform
However today’s supposedly complex media in the same vein as the old, pushes people to conform.
Tribes, Villages, Birds of A Feather
We speak to our tribe and not everyone. Our instinct to conform is reinforced by social media and other platforms.
The Message Is Manipulation and Control And We’re Still Buying It
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