Here is my attempt at a writing a short broadcast. Hope you enjoy!
“Good Evening, I’m Elizabeth Mancuso. (And I’m Harry Smith).
While some are out shopping and enjoying the sights of the Holiday Season, George Mason, the Vice President for First Trust Bank is trying to pick up the pieces of what was formerly known as his home. Three engines fought the blaze for over an hour and firemen were relieved to find that nobody was in the house at the time of the fire. The house is located in the subdivision of Woodland Lake. No word yet if the fire did any damage to surrounding homes. The only injury from this incident took place when a photographer my his by falling timbers as he tried to capture the blaze. He was treated for minor cuts at the local hospital. No word yet from George Mason himself.”
Hope this made sense. I try to watch the news as much as I can so I tried to somewhat sound like my local news anchors!
Whoever made videos was a pure genius. Everything comes to life and you are able to watch it over again and again. In my life, videos usually consist of home videos that I like to bust out just to embarrass myself and my family. They are 20 plus years old and still working like they are brand new. That is the amazing power of video. Also, I wouldn’t consider myself a YouTube junkie, but I like to search for different TV shows, movie scenes, or funny skits occasionally. It’s nice to know that if I miss a vital part of my primetime show, I am able to go online and watch it for free. I think video can in some ways be superior to print because of the animation. In print, I see a lifeless picture, but in video, the character comes to life, moves, dances, talks, etc. The character is able to reach the viewer in ways that print never will.
Let me break my day down for you:
When I wake up in the morning, I open by phone and begin to go on my apps: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, People.com. I then go to work and when I’m bored, I go on those same apps. After my day is done, I go on those apps again and even surf the internet for various things that come to mind. Needless to say, I’m kind of an internet junkie. While I watch TV, I am constantly checking the web for different articles about that person or show that I am watching.
Although I love the internet and sometimes feel as though I could not live without it, I would love a break for about a month. For this to happen, I would need someone to force me. There is no way I could just not click open my Facebook app each day from my own free will. I’d need to be accountable. And right about now, I feel like some sort of addict!
The only problem with no internet for a month is that I would get some pretty horrible grades in my classes if I just didn’t participate for an entire month!!!
This has got to be one of my favorite print artifacts. I might not be getting the current news or expanding my intellectual thinking, but it’s my guilty pleasure. I could go online or on my iPhone app and pay the fee, but why would I do that when I can get it sent to my house each month, giving me something to look forward to in the mail. I get to see the pictures right in front of me and there are things printed in the magazine that are not printed online (such as the editors notes and other articles). I get to keep it on my nightstand or hide it away in a bin and keep it for however long I want it. Websites are always updating and I might not be able to find my favorite article again. There’s just something about having a printed version of my favorite article that makes it that much more special.