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    In order to understand the impact of social media on modern culture, one must first become familiar with its development. As media, specifically newspapers, radio, and television, flourished in the 20th century,

    Social Media: Why Do We Use It?

    In order to understand the impact of social media on modern culture, one must first become familiar with its development. As media, specifically newspapers, radio, and television, flourished in the 20th century, so did the beginning of the internet....

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    • I really like how you focused on the development of social media and made it known how it is made possible through the Internet and the benefits that we experince.

    • It was really interesting reading the start of social media and the use of internet and how far we have gotten with it nowadays. For many people, social media acts as a form of self expression being whoever you would like to be and also for businesses it acts as a form of spreading information about their product to consumers. Whatever purpose social media serves for an individual, it is agreeable that there are many positive and negative affects. You focused much of the positive side of social media, but there are also many negatives to social media as well. I believe discussing a little bit of the negative affects of social media would give a better understanding and impact to social media, here is an article discussing the negative side https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/negative-effects-social-media/

    • I agree with you. Social media is important for people to stay connected with the events and news reports on a daily basis. I use social media everyday to check up on what’s happening with my friends as well as important news that matters to me. I get easy and quick access to information which is a main impact of social media on modern society.

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    In the study I discover on EBSCO, it examined notions of “censorship, self-censorship, and conformism on Russia’s federal television networks.” By looking at famous Russian media personalities, Dr. Elisa

    Self-Censorship in Russian Media

    In the study I discover on EBSCO, it examined notions of “censorship, self-censorship, and conformism on Russia’s federal television networks.” By looking at famous Russian media personalities, Dr. Elisabeth Schimpfossl attempted to explain the interactions of the Russian government...

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    The entry I found in the Gale database, discussed the true role of the internet and how any censorship would inhibit the achievement of that purpose. The author clarified “that the ideal purpose of the internet w

    Censorship on the Web

    The entry I found in the Gale database, discussed the true role of the internet and how any censorship would inhibit the achievement of that purpose. The author clarified “that the ideal purpose of the internet was to empower...

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    While deciding what topic I wanted to research more in-depth, I was struck by the idea that censorship still exists in the modern world. Personally, I thought that it was all in the past, happening in far off

    A Brief Explanation of Censorship

    While deciding what topic I wanted to research more in-depth, I was struck by the idea that censorship still exists in the modern world. Personally, I thought that it was all in the past, happening in far off places,...

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    In his novel, 1984, author George Orwell, writes about a futuristic society where the government reigns absolute. In this society there are few, if any, ethical regulations when it comes to the government taking

    George Orwell's Prediction about Privacy

    In his novel, 1984, author George Orwell, writes about a futuristic society where the government reigns absolute. In this society there are few, if any, ethical regulations when it comes to the government taking advantage of its citizens’ privacy....

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    • Estimada Alexandra

      Estoy impresionado por tu publicasion sobre los drones por que a mi me interesaba saber mas sobre los drones lo que mas me gusto i que yo no lo sabía es que los drones todavía no se usan en la guerra, vuelan a zonas de guerra donde encuentran al enemigo. Los drones son silenciosos, son rápidos, vuelan bajo el radar, algunas tienen bombas. y que los drones ayudan a ganar advierte La idea de que más y más gobiernos censuren y examinen las plataformas de redes sociales.

      gracias por tu publicación espero que sigas escribiendo mas sobre los drones porque me parece muy enteresante

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    With the implementation of government policies, the effects of light pollution, such as washing out starlight in the night sky, interfering with astronomical research, having adverse health effects, and wasting

    The Expansion of Light Pollution

    With the implementation of government policies, the effects of light pollution, such as washing out starlight in the night sky, interfering with astronomical research, having adverse health effects, and wasting energy, can be lessened or even reversed.  Currently, most of...

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    • Interesting post, Alexandra.

      I appreciate that you took the time to research light pollution because light pollution is often forgotten about. However, as you stated in your post, light pollution certainly has negative consequences, such as the fact that “most people cannot see the stars in the night sky because light pollution covers nearly 80% of the globe.” I find it interesting that you mentioned the complex effects of light pollution, such as the impact that light pollution has on the growth and flowering of plants. This demonstrates that light pollution has a multitude of effects, which many people are not aware of.

      I read an article titled “Light Pollution’s Wasted Energy Seen from Space,” and in the article, there was an excerpt about a study conducted in Slovenia which aligns with your claim that “With the implementation of government policies, the effects of light pollution… can be lessened or even reversed.” Slovenia is “a country that passed a law to curb increasing light levels,” and a church in Slovenia simply re-lit their church in a way that reduced the power consumption by 96 percent (“Light Pollution’s Wasted Energy”). This example emphasizes the truth that reducing light pollution levels certainly is not the most difficult problem to solve in order to better our environment, compared to reducing carbon emissions, for example.

      I suggest reading an article that I have linked that explains the “insect apocalypse,” which is the increasing number of insect deaths that is a result of light pollution; insects’ attraction to artificial light ultimately leads to their deaths. This article is an example of your statement that light pollution has effects that are more complex than just not being able to see the stars in the sky at night.

      Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because I genuinely enjoy reading about environmental-related topics. I will definitely see what else you continue to write about in the future because you addressed a problem that has adverse effects that are lesser-known. I also thoroughly appreciate that you provided adequate amounts of data within your post in order to strengthen the claim that change is necessary in order to reverse the negative effects of light pollution.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54721921

      “Insect apocalypse” article:
      https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2020/10/to-prevent-the-insect-apocalypse-we-must-reduce-light-pollution

      Sarah

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     When you think about pollution, what comes to mind? From images of dirty, suffocating air, oceans crowded with plastic, and a dying environment, that is at least what most people associate with pollution. H

    The Need For Governmental Policies to Counteract Light Pollution

       When you think about pollution, what comes to mind? From images of dirty, suffocating air, oceans crowded with plastic, and a dying environment, that is at least what most people associate with pollution. However, there is another type of...

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