Posts tagged medium

Lifestyle

How Social Media Killed The Moment

For quite a while now I’ve been fascinated with pseudo-vintage photography as popularized by Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc. For those of you who’ve never heard about them, those are (smartphone) apps that make your photos look as if they’ve been taken…

May 16, 2011, by

Lifestyle

The Internet is not a Mass Medium. Or is it?

The term “mass medium” was coined in the early 20th century and referred to magazines, newspapers, radio & television broadcasts. I remember the times when watching an MTV music video on color television fried every teenager’s excitement-circuits, slouched in front…

November 28, 2010, by

Learning English

The Medium Is The Message: Poor Word Choice

Easier Rephrased It took a lot of digging into what I would consider a horribly drafted University of Toronto document on “The Medium is the Message,” the famous quote by Marshall McLuhan. I wanted to get to the point; the…

October 23, 2010, by

Learning English

ESL: 4 Problems With Reading English News Articles

To make a long story a little shorter, there are major challenges in accurately reading a Western news media produced English news story: 1. Well-Hidden Slant, Bias, and Agenda. Now, an experienced native speaker accustomed to political arguments may say…

May 19, 2010, by