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Pinterest Reflection: Dreaming of Happiness

By Taylor Shanley      Before this assignment, I hadn’t been on Pinterest in about a year. I remember first creating one after falling into the peer pressure of my friends and wondering why they always talked about the stupid site. They would talk about how they wasted hours planning their dream weddings and looking up […]

Reality Television: Helping or Hurting People?

  By Taylor Shanley   Reality television shows have become a growing phenomenon in American culture over the past decade. As viewers, we have learned to find amusement through the content of the shows and have been sucked into putting ourselves in the character’s shoes. Reality television successfully captivates our attention by portraying ideas such […]

Live Tweeting Analysis: #BL15

Taylor Shanley The live television event that I followed on Twitter was the “Trick or Treat” episode of The Biggest Loser on Tuesday, November 5th at 8 p.m. The class, age, and race of the viewers tweeting was very similar across a number of tweets. Also, the tweets that I observed reflected two attitudes toward […]

“Naughty” Toddlers: How Does the Media Impact Young Girls?

By Taylor Shanley For my playlist theme, I chose to explore the ways in which the media has affected young, girls and encouraged them to create a certain image or identity of themselves. Through my research, I have concluded that the media has increasingly been persuading these young girls to objectify themselves to be perceived […]

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