The Influence of Media

Media is probably the most dangerous weapon that a country can use to impact its citizens. But it mostly impacts the young people that are living in our generation due to the fact that the cannot comprehend the effect that it has on your actions. The most impacted are the teenagers in society because it teaches them how to dress, talk , what to buy and also body image. Sometimes media also promotes violence. In some cases the use of Media can spark a certain feeling towards an opposing nation, therefore creating economical unrest. I can say that the Media has affected me in both a positive and negative way, firstly as a kid I was very vulnerable and sometimes went as far as preferring what the media said over what my parents said. Gradually I began noticing this effect on myself and didn’t pay them any attention.

Firstly economy, the public’s mood can be be greatly effected because of media coverage. Companies that have more revenue get to show up on the media more than other companies, which is going to push most of the citizens of that countries to buy their products, which is going to cause the other companies to lose shares and have loses.

Secondly media influences gender and body image, by using specific models and people to display their clothes, the clothing industry is pushing all the people to look a certain way and they do not accept having fat people in their society. As a kid I fell victim to this and began trying to look better, after a while I noticed that I can live being the way I want and I don’t need to try and fit in because I am already good the way I am. Also gender, media can make you feel welcomed. One could be a homosexual, and maybe the country they live in does not support them. All they see in the media are normal couples and they begin feeling a different way.

Finally Media can greatly affect your views on culture, being a Moroccan, the things I was able to see on Senegalese TV were so different to what they used to be. Without noticing I am slowly starting to adapt towards their culture and leaving behind my true culture and heritage. Now having grown up I should be able to analyze what a certain media is trying to convey. We should not let Media control us. but we should be the ones controlling it.

How to: League of Legends

League of legends is a team based strategy game, the goal is to work together with your team to try and bring down the enemy team’s nexus which is located in the middle of their base before they take down yours. There is a wide variety of champions to pick from, each being different. The map is split into three lanes and a jungle, each lane has its own champions:

  • A Fighter who is very strong and fights (usually) with a sword.
  • A Mage who uses magic spells to damage enemies.
  • A Jungler who roams the jungle killing monsters.
  • A Marksman who damages enemies from a safe range.
  • A Support who roams the map assisting allies.

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In game there are two ways that your champion can get stronger, firstly is leveling up, you gain experience from killing enemies and killing minions which will allow you to level up, each time you level up you are allowed to also level up one of your abilities, by the time you reach level 6 you are allowed to unlock your ultimate ability which can change the tide of the game. The second way you can level up is to buy items at the shop, you gain gold by killing minions and enemy champions. Champions also have skins which give them a new look.

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To successfully get into the enemy base you must take down all of their very powerful turrets. You should also watch out for enemy champions because they too have items and abilities and are also trying to take down your nexus. Basics of League of Legends, Get Money, Buy Items and Wreck their base. Learn how to play here.

Image Citation

Andy Yezka. MAP summoner’s rift. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. Aug 17, 2013. Jan 10, 2016.
Jake Monahan. Project Overdrive. Photograph. Flickr. Flickr. Oct 22, 2015. Jan 10, 2016

Connect Twitter Assignment/Genius Hour

At the end of my first Genius Hour Project, I was tasked with finding 10 people who were related to my second Genius Hour Project, which just happened to be about Law and The Criminal Justice System in the United States. After finding 10 Lawyers and adding them to a list, I had to @ mention them in a tweet asking either a questions about my topic or just telling them that I am looking forward to sharing information with them about their topic. I looked for many Law related topics as well as many Law Professors, I searched for them because I figured that they would be very experienced in the field of Law. I requested some very basic background knowledge on the Criminal Justice System in their respective countries, which would help me better understand the topic in hopes of getting a really good score.

My list of followers contained:

  • @lessig – Law Professor
  • @mclean – Investor
  • @JohanthanTurley – Law Professor
  • @joridestallela – Lawyer
  • @Fatihhaydogan – Law Professor
  • @alawprofessor – Law Professor
  • @wafajanahi – Civil Law Professor
  • @amychua – Yale Law Professor
  • @OrinKerr – Law Professor
  • @KhaledBeydoun – Law Professor

I am sure that a Law Professors life is very busy, The Presidential Debate also helped shadow my chances of not receiving any comments back or any follows. This was probably not the perfect time to be asking questions due to the fact that it was the beginning of a new year for all of the Professors and they were most likely busy. I am sure that I will be using this method of retrieving information a next time in the future, I might use it in my extended essay as a primary document coming from an official source. This was a very informative assignment and it taught me how I can use Social Media to my advantage in terms of schoolwork.