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Media: The Vortex

Joined: 4/1/2011
Posts: 1
It was pitch black, the sound of creaky doors, spooky sounds, and shrieking screams made it scarier as the girl walked through the mazed hallways of the haunted house, frightened by the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins that threaten all who dares to pass by. “You never know what is around the next corner…” says the TV as you get scared. Just as soon as you were going to leave, the television pulls you back in like a trance, filling you with suspense and excitement.

Television is considered as the best source to know about the events occurring in the world. It greatly affects our lives because it has the power to influence our thoughts. This effect is sometimes positive or can sometimes be negative. The weather forecast programs tell us about the weather so that we can take precautions or plan accordingly. It also gives us unknown facts and analysis of different situations, news etc.

Even though it has positive effects, it has negative effects. Television takes us away from everything occurring in the world around us, reality and draws us into the show making us wonder what will happen next, and get us excited at every twist and turn, forgetting about that homework you had promised to do two hours ago.
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Comment by AJPross96

Joined: 3/28/2011
Posts: 5
i like how the introduction started and the details on why television is considered your best source of media
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011 2:01:04 PM
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Comment by Tachea96

Joined: 3/28/2011
Posts: 12
good job .. how does this impavt your life specifically though ?
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011 2:07:26 PM
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Comment by ctruitt3

Joined: 3/28/2011
Posts: 10
I agree with your post because television gives you breaking news everytime something happens.
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011 2:16:31 PM
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Comment by michness

Joined: 1/25/2011
Posts: 210

I'm the Writing Intern for

We wanted to let you know that your essay for our Teens and Media writing contest was one of the finalists. Congratulations!

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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:28:53 PM
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Comment by DarkStar49

Joined: 5/28/2009
Posts: 332
I like your view on what many consider to by the 'old media'. Great post!
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:21:21 AM
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