Saturday, October 6, 2007

My First Blog Entry Media and Society

My name is Ryan Hayes, i am 19 years old, and currently in my second year at COC. I am pretty good with computers, but have never really done blogging so this is new for me. Blogging is at its beginning and as more and more people post, more and more opinions, thoughts and ideas, you can never really believe everything you see. Blogs today are for people to share with others what they have to say. It could be about the media, or personal information.. To put it short, it is a new way age of advertising. Any person can do it. I believe blogging is effective to a certain extent. Alot of it is opinion, but some is fact, and we all need to come to the realization of that.
How effective is blogging, ie. are blogs effective at reaching an audience? Well, it all depends on how you look at it, but in my opinion it is a good way to get your thoughts out so others can view it. If you base all your stuff on facts and show proof then your audience will obviously want to read more and more of your blogs.
How has blogging influenced journalism? Blogging has influenced journalism in a way that any person can go on their computer at any given time and share to the public there thoughts.

I am for blogging. I beleive it is a form of freedom of speech, where you get to express yourself. Blogging has impacted the printing journalism industry. This blogging thing looks like it could be interesting as I look forward to this project in the next few weeks.