Ding! An email app has sent an alert notifying that the monthly bank statement previously sent through mail is ready. Thereafter, an alert from a HACC “Brightspace” page has sent out notifications that a quiz on Math 055 received a 100 percent and that the final grade is a 98.86 percent as of that moment. Another notification of a new DNA match on MyHeritage.com has been discovered! All these alerts bring great impact to not just the iGens, but also the millennials and so forth by keeping the environment intact and providing nature with their children who are one of earth’s main source of oxygen. The media has helped many self-driven students with their academic intelligence using many types of resources that came from the worldwide web. In moderation, media has influence communications between families and friends who were considered distant. Steven Pinker would concur, that even though “mass media” can have detrimental impacts from a lack of self-control, the results may impact favorably.
One, situation diverts from individuals who argue that using tree-sacrificing papers helps maintain organized documents or kept proof of documentations safe in case accusations of unpaid rent from ten years ago appear. But as benefits suggest that number one; papers are deleterious for the trees. The trees are such a tremendous part of humans’ survival, such that lawyers in California and Florida suggest that more than half of documents should be used with recycled papers. (DeBendictis) Second, there are other methods to help crucial document safety. Keep a separate hard drive disk to obtain important files on. Even Chase Banks Co. understands the value by offering new customers a promotion of five-dollar credit to those who sign up for paperless. Media and new technology have come a long way, from receiving thousands of documents from the mail to now receiving the same important documents on email. Nancy McCormack research suggests, “The use of paper of all kinds, such as office paper, cardboard, toilet paper rolls, etc., — eid fall by one percent a year on average since 2000”. Media has served the interest of lachrymose trees who may have been fully extinct like cavemen.
An additional quarrel of the matter, media has impacted a good amount of iGens souls to be eaten into the dark world of Twitter. Moreover, media has impacted the brain of students to succeed and understand the information they study. For instance, there are applications on smartphone devices, such as quizlet.com helping scholars’ study for important tests with flashcards and other studying methods. There is HACC’s library website providing students with an online database for important research essays. As a result, success has been achieved by the “Bright-space” page that offers alerts to students with grade status and upcoming due dates to keep organized. As Abdulla Jaafar Desmal observed, “About 39 percent of students either agreed or strongly agreed that social media sites enhanced their research skill” (9). If these students believe it helps them, who are we to be in the way of success.
Mass communication has availed the social interactions of families and friends. An example, friends in their forties who had not seen each other before the legal age of becoming an adult. Distant families that live two states apart but previously hung out with each other every other weekend. Another example, sites like MyHeritage.com has helped lost individuals find family members unheard of and match segments of the DNA. As emphasizes by others, “The e-communication helps those who are scared to talk about certain things that make them uncomfortable in a physical environment” (Chadorchi, 22). There are chat blogs online for mothers who feel postpartum and do not know how to talk to their significant others about it. Even though communications of judgment can cause arguments, other mothers share the same concerns. Especially on days below zero degrees, the communication of media benefits those who need social interaction because they are just too comfortable sitting inside the warm living room or are simply bored with loneliness.
In brief, how can mass media only be harmful given the benefits previously mentioned? Could not media be beneficial to nature’s life that has been destroyed by the ones’ who need it? Could multimedia help a student who does not have assistance with understanding science homework? As mentioned, “Successfully, the online network and tech-savvy gadgets are helping the public find judicious ways to learn with resources such as e-books and online encyclopedias” (Pinker). Lastly, is not it possible that a simple altercation between a friendship could be resolved through writing it out instead of yelling it out? Media benefits people in many ways, it does not mean you have to stay glued to it but that you can use it when you believe the time is right.
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