A major problem is that many people don’t have the time to digest long-winded articles anymore. In a world where every pocket has the potential to be filled with a digital square that has access to all of the information and misinformation across the globe, people find it hard to digest information that isn’t spoon-fed
On June 4th, 1974, a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers essentially proved that humankind has some pretty sad flaws in a rather hilarious way. The Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians, attempting to draw in as many fans as possible, thought it would be a great idea to hold a promotion
We see articles about the bored sociopath Kanye West and his egotistical whore of a wife Kim Kardashian almost every single day. We see articles about Hillary Clinton’s “favorite emoticons” rather than her political platforms. We see articles concerning celebrities doing literally absolutely nothing instead of warfare and plague. We ignore the things that actually matter in favor of catching up on modern culture and media propaganda!
What I hate about journalism is how easy it is to corrupt with garbage in the form of bias, inaccuracy, and just overall stupidity. What I hate even more would be how quickly people fall for such garbage. What I hate the most would be how modern day attention spans are so short and people tend to be so stupid that important events that should shake the playing field are forgotten about in less than a week and non-important ones are exaggerated and remembered years later. Some can say it is the news itself, which focusing more and more on worthless data while sliding important details in that stupid scrolling bar nobody reads at the bottom of the screen and oftentimes ignoring it entirely.
In a world going through the final steps of globalization, social media platforms are turning into daily routine. Twitter, an online social networking service that was created in March 2006, has been dominating the recent surge of social media since the (beginning of the) collapse of Facebook, which should be losing 80% of its users by 2017. While the social platform game has drastically changed since the pioneering of cluttered sites like Myspace, which launched on August 1st, 2003, the gimmick of Twitter has (for the most part) stayed the same throughout its current lifespan.