Selena and Emily`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Informative
Theme: Media

Hunger Games: How Reality TV Desensitizes Us
(YouTube DNews- http://youtu.be/wdmOwt77D2g)
 
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Killing Us Softly 4- Trailer
 
 
How has media changed your expectation of reality? Is this change postive? Negative?
 
 
 
 
 

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78 thoughts on “Selena and Emily`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

  1. The second video because it justifies how people tend to say “I want to look like this girl or guy” but don't know the reality of how these people are Photoshopped to changed how people look and it shocks me because that is not who they are. Media changes a lot of people to be what they want to be.It's very sad that people will think that missed out on stuff she you have the latest and the latest things will get old because there will be a new things coming out. Media had changed people.

  2. The second video because it justifies how people tend to say “I want to look like this girl or guy” but don't know the reality of how these people are Photoshopped to changed how people look and it shocks me because that is not who they are. Media changes a lot of people to be what they want to be.It's very sad that people will think that missed out on stuff she you have the latest and the latest things will get old because there will be a new things coming out. Media had changed people.

  3. I would have to say that I like the first video more, though I don't agree with either wholeheartedly.
    In the first video, the idea that reality TV desensitizes us is discussed. I agree with this to an extent, because if we constantly fill our mind with a certain concept, good or bad, it gains a certain normality of which issues such as violence should not attain. On the contrary, I honestly believe that no matter how many times I see something along the lines of murder on TV, it would not affect the shocking horror of if I were to witness it in real life. Despite how familiar of a theme it might seem, it takes on a whole new form when it happens in reality.
    I think that the second video, Killing Us Softly 4 crosses the line of exaggeration a bit. First of all, I think it is blatantly obvious that advertisers will use attractive people in their ads. Of course, why wouldn't they? Having ads with good looking people portrays the idea that perhaps the consumers could look like that if they bought the product, which is really all that matters to advertising: selling products. Also, as harsh as it may sound, I think a lot of people might be less likely to purchase products from companies that advertise ugly people. I think to say that a flawless face in a makeup ad is setting unreasonable standards is a tad ridiculous, as that is the point of the advertisement. Beyond that, I would like to point out that this is not only women in the ads. We see Aeropostale ads of tanned men with chiseled abs, and for some reason in my experience society finds it perfectly acceptable for girls to gawk over these pictures, but yet it becomes a big deal when there are attractive women in ads. Double standards are not cool. Moreover, the video links objectification to violence and abuse, which is a pretty big leap and a bit of logical fallacy (slippery slope).
    Anyways, in summary I don't think media really has tainted my view of reality all that much, though I can't speak for everyone around me. I try to see things as they are, in reality, rather than my opinions and standards be set for me by advertisements.

  4. I would have to say that I like the first video more, though I don't agree with either wholeheartedly.
    In the first video, the idea that reality TV desensitizes us is discussed. I agree with this to an extent, because if we constantly fill our mind with a certain concept, good or bad, it gains a certain normality of which issues such as violence should not attain. On the contrary, I honestly believe that no matter how many times I see something along the lines of murder on TV, it would not affect the shocking horror of if I were to witness it in real life. Despite how familiar of a theme it might seem, it takes on a whole new form when it happens in reality.
    I think that the second video, Killing Us Softly 4 crosses the line of exaggeration a bit. First of all, I think it is blatantly obvious that advertisers will use attractive people in their ads. Of course, why wouldn't they? Having ads with good looking people portrays the idea that perhaps the consumers could look like that if they bought the product, which is really all that matters to advertising: selling products. Also, as harsh as it may sound, I think a lot of people might be less likely to purchase products from companies that advertise ugly people. I think to say that a flawless face in a makeup ad is setting unreasonable standards is a tad ridiculous, as that is the point of the advertisement. Beyond that, I would like to point out that this is not only women in the ads. We see Aeropostale ads of tanned men with chiseled abs, and for some reason in my experience society finds it perfectly acceptable for girls to gawk over these pictures, but yet it becomes a big deal when there are attractive women in ads. Double standards are not cool. Moreover, the video links objectification to violence and abuse, which is a pretty big leap and a bit of logical fallacy (slippery slope).
    Anyways, in summary I don't think media really has tainted my view of reality all that much, though I can't speak for everyone around me. I try to see things as they are, in reality, rather than my opinions and standards be set for me by advertisements.

  5. I really liked the second video. It was very interesting to see just how much they change the look of women when they are being put on magazines. I think this is one of the main reasons why young women have body image issues. They believe that they are supposed to look like that but that's not even the reality. Our society has such a messed up idea of what women are supposed to look like and it's almost as if we're being objectified. You can find pictures of unrealistically perfect women on an ad for just about anything. I try not to let the media change my expectation of reality but sometimes it can. When it does it's in a negative way.

  6. I really liked the second video. It was very interesting to see just how much they change the look of women when they are being put on magazines. I think this is one of the main reasons why young women have body image issues. They believe that they are supposed to look like that but that's not even the reality. Our society has such a messed up idea of what women are supposed to look like and it's almost as if we're being objectified. You can find pictures of unrealistically perfect women on an ad for just about anything. I try not to let the media change my expectation of reality but sometimes it can. When it does it's in a negative way.

  7. I liked the second video better. I found it concerning that basically every photo in media is somewhat altered. I do find that recently there have been more campaigns in media, like Dove's Self Esteem and others, that provide positive messages to viewers. I also tend to think that men are subjected to “perfection” in media as well, not only women are victims. I do believe that media has had a negative effect on people, mainly women. I find it sad that many people, including myself, feel the need to wear makeup at any point when they have to leave their house. It's like people are hiding their natural beauty. Men live their entire lives not wearing an ounce of makeup so why can't women do the same?

  8. I liked the second video better. I found it concerning that basically every photo in media is somewhat altered. I do find that recently there have been more campaigns in media, like Dove's Self Esteem and others, that provide positive messages to viewers. I also tend to think that men are subjected to “perfection” in media as well, not only women are victims. I do believe that media has had a negative effect on people, mainly women. I find it sad that many people, including myself, feel the need to wear makeup at any point when they have to leave their house. It's like people are hiding their natural beauty. Men live their entire lives not wearing an ounce of makeup so why can't women do the same?

  9. I like the second one because it shows how truly fake all pictures in magazines are. We should not try to be like them, because those people in the magazines don't even look like that. I think that its crazy when people post picture and write that they want to look like them and they dont realize that its almost impossible to look like that. Media is everywhere and it influences so many peoples lives. I think media is negative. Its disgusting how its changed people lives. Theres been such a hike in eating disorders .

  10. I like the second one because it shows how truly fake all pictures in magazines are. We should not try to be like them, because those people in the magazines don't even look like that. I think that its crazy when people post picture and write that they want to look like them and they dont realize that its almost impossible to look like that. Media is everywhere and it influences so many peoples lives. I think media is negative. Its disgusting how its changed people lives. Theres been such a hike in eating disorders .

  11. This is a difficult decision for me in regards to which video “wins” just because I agree with both of them. I think in the end, i'd probably have to choose the first video (reality tv) just because it is more relatable to myself. I liked the video “Killing Me Softly 4”, however I feel that I personally have become comfortable about the way I perceive myself; mentally and physically and have realized that the perfection seen in media is unattainable. The first video I felt opened my eyes to the effects of reality tv that I was unaware of.

    I think that the media has changed my perception of reality quite a bit, and for the most part it's negative. Look at reality tv; it's obviously scripted as the people act incredibly foolish and petty, however it's advertised as real life. This is not what real life is like! And for good reason!!! It's easy to lose track of this though and assume that this is how the world functions, which is why this is a negative impact.

  12. This is a difficult decision for me in regards to which video “wins” just because I agree with both of them. I think in the end, i'd probably have to choose the first video (reality tv) just because it is more relatable to myself. I liked the video “Killing Me Softly 4”, however I feel that I personally have become comfortable about the way I perceive myself; mentally and physically and have realized that the perfection seen in media is unattainable. The first video I felt opened my eyes to the effects of reality tv that I was unaware of.

    I think that the media has changed my perception of reality quite a bit, and for the most part it's negative. Look at reality tv; it's obviously scripted as the people act incredibly foolish and petty, however it's advertised as real life. This is not what real life is like! And for good reason!!! It's easy to lose track of this though and assume that this is how the world functions, which is why this is a negative impact.

  13. i like the second video, because i especially hate whatmedia ans technology has done to the image of women. its unreal and very fake because how they look on commercials magazines billboards, they do NOT look like that its physically impossible so why make.them look like that? i hate it. photoshop has literally created the women on that screen or magazine and its fake! cant even be your own person anymore, youre “supposed” to look a certain way appparently and thats garbage everyones beautiful in their own way and photoshop and technology puts false images that arent even the person because of all the editing. media has a negative.impact because everyone is so scripted and the tv shows are stupid and showsyou stupid ways to have fun and media itself has just.gotten worse and itll never go back to normal so theres its a negative impact

  14. i like the second video, because i especially hate whatmedia ans technology has done to the image of women. its unreal and very fake because how they look on commercials magazines billboards, they do NOT look like that its physically impossible so why make.them look like that? i hate it. photoshop has literally created the women on that screen or magazine and its fake! cant even be your own person anymore, youre “supposed” to look a certain way appparently and thats garbage everyones beautiful in their own way and photoshop and technology puts false images that arent even the person because of all the editing. media has a negative.impact because everyone is so scripted and the tv shows are stupid and showsyou stupid ways to have fun and media itself has just.gotten worse and itll never go back to normal so theres its a negative impact

  15. I liked the second video better because it showed examples of things that I see everyday: advertisements. And it's crazy to see how much they change them to look a 'perfect' way and they give us such high standards to live up to.
    Media has changed my expectation of reality in a negative way by thinking that I have to look a certain way and act a certain way that usually isnt even possible to get to.

  16. I liked the second video better because it showed examples of things that I see everyday: advertisements. And it's crazy to see how much they change them to look a 'perfect' way and they give us such high standards to live up to.
    Media has changed my expectation of reality in a negative way by thinking that I have to look a certain way and act a certain way that usually isnt even possible to get to.

  17. I really likes both videos but I think the second one wins because while I was watching it she said some very true facts about media and the web these days. She made some good points and really caught my attention. I do think both videos had a good point in different ways. I am not a fan of the hunger games and I think it's for that reason when I heard it was about less wealthy people had to fight in a video game and risk their lives I never had the urge to see the movie and I just saw the first hunger game movie the other day and didn't watch it all.
    Media has a negative but positive impact I say because when I watch reality shows I do expect much more to go on but a lot of those events aren't the greatest and I wouldn't want happen to me so I am glad they don't happen and stay in shows. I can agree that gossip and aggressive fighting have the worst impact because it's something that goes on daily. Gossip I always notice between girls and it's always going around by who ever about anyone.

  18. I really likes both videos but I think the second one wins because while I was watching it she said some very true facts about media and the web these days. She made some good points and really caught my attention. I do think both videos had a good point in different ways. I am not a fan of the hunger games and I think it's for that reason when I heard it was about less wealthy people had to fight in a video game and risk their lives I never had the urge to see the movie and I just saw the first hunger game movie the other day and didn't watch it all.
    Media has a negative but positive impact I say because when I watch reality shows I do expect much more to go on but a lot of those events aren't the greatest and I wouldn't want happen to me so I am glad they don't happen and stay in shows. I can agree that gossip and aggressive fighting have the worst impact because it's something that goes on daily. Gossip I always notice between girls and it's always going around by who ever about anyone.

  19. I thought the second video caught my attention more and got me thinking of how right that lady is about peoples expectations of women. We are not perfect, nor is anyone else for that matter. Most ads, if not every single ad, has had some sort of computer editing done on it, and I think that's sick. Reality scares me actually because our society today makes anyone woman who is not stick thin, with perfectly clear skin, long legs, and perfect hair and makeup feel ugly and unworthy. Every woman is beautiful, it's society that's ugly.

  20. I thought the second video caught my attention more and got me thinking of how right that lady is about peoples expectations of women. We are not perfect, nor is anyone else for that matter. Most ads, if not every single ad, has had some sort of computer editing done on it, and I think that's sick. Reality scares me actually because our society today makes anyone woman who is not stick thin, with perfectly clear skin, long legs, and perfect hair and makeup feel ugly and unworthy. Every woman is beautiful, it's society that's ugly.

  21. The winner out of the two videos for me was the “Killing us softly 4” Video. I think the message in it is a little more important than the one mentioned in the first video. It also tries to offer a solution to that problem also.

    Media has changed my perception of reality to a moderate extent. I wouldn't say the change was bad but more along the lines of disappointing. It's nice to work to a goal, but the goals should be realistic not to mention healthy. As human beings everyone isn't going to be the same. What might be slim for me, might be chubby to someone else. You have to happy being you.

  22. The winner out of the two videos for me was the “Killing us softly 4” Video. I think the message in it is a little more important than the one mentioned in the first video. It also tries to offer a solution to that problem also.

    Media has changed my perception of reality to a moderate extent. I wouldn't say the change was bad but more along the lines of disappointing. It's nice to work to a goal, but the goals should be realistic not to mention healthy. As human beings everyone isn't going to be the same. What might be slim for me, might be chubby to someone else. You have to happy being you.

  23. I think the second video wins because it related to me the most. Media changes your view on the world. It makes you think that the world has to be perfect but when in reality no one is perfect.

    Media has made me think that everyone has to be skinny and perfect. It changes your perspective on things. Seeing the “perfect” girls on the magazines makes you jealous. As I get older I realized that those girls aren't perfect. They are just made to look that way with a lot of editing to the pictures.

  24. I think the second video wins because it related to me the most. Media changes your view on the world. It makes you think that the world has to be perfect but when in reality no one is perfect.

    Media has made me think that everyone has to be skinny and perfect. It changes your perspective on things. Seeing the “perfect” girls on the magazines makes you jealous. As I get older I realized that those girls aren't perfect. They are just made to look that way with a lot of editing to the pictures.

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