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Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but can we be Facebook friends?

With over 1 Billion profiles and 584 million logging in daily, Facebook is a big freaking deal in our world today. So with all of these people on the site, how do we decide to become friends with each other? According to Pew research, the average number of Facebook friends is 229 with users ages […]

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Cause and Effect: Video Games and the News

On February 22, 2011, in a second grade classroom in Glennon Heights Elementary School in Jefferson County,  Colorado, eight year old Aidan throws a violent temper tantrum. According to the report by the local NBC 9 News, Aidan was threatening teachers with sharp, broken pieces of wood saying he would “whack them with it.” Police […]

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How do you get your news?

Most of us today own or have access to a computer and the internet. What does this mean for us? New ways of getting the news. More Americans now say they get their daily news online over print newspapers; about 40% internet to 35% newspapers (Doctor, 2010). Our parents got the news Monday through Friday […]

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Product Licensing and Children: Class Presentation

Our presentation focuses on product licensing in the school systems and the impact it has on children. We discuss extracurricular products such as branded prize box toys, clothing, and valentines day cards, all of which can show up in the classroom. We then talk about branded school supply products such as backpacks, lunchboxes and pencils. […]

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“For you, not them,” How kids see adults in ads

Parents/adults hardly appear in children’s ads, how are they portrayed when they do appear? [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xSI046ckbtQ” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /] Parents/adults are shown as stupid, where kids are shown to be smarter or better as seen in the bubble yum ad. The child knows what the best gum is, and influences the adult to […]

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Spider Man the movie is brought to you by…

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0KW8stZ2jSQ” width=”425″ height=”344″ allowfullscreen=”true” fvars=”fs=1″ /] Spider-Man was released on May 3, 2002 when I was 11 years old. It grossed over $403 million in theaters (IMDB).  The film, by my most likely low estimations, includes well over 20 explicit product placements. This does not include the covert product placements that I didn’t recognize. From […]

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Throwing The Metaphorical Hammer

Motorola Xoom Super Bowl Ad Drones with headphones in, wearing identical clothing pack a subway station waiting for the train to arrive, a man walks through the crowd, standing out in “normal” clothes carrying a tablet. He is reading George Orwell’s novel 1984 on the tablet. Finds a florist on a Google maps type application, […]

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Longwood Library

This is actually a combination of 4 photos (one of the ceiling, one of the walkways, one of the honorcode, and one of the bottom section of the photo). I combined them all in photoshop to create this wide angle shot of the library

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Fireworks and The Longwood Show

I love this photo I took last 4th of July. My brother and I were trying to find a place to park in Yorktown (impossible that night) and we were about to give up, but as we drove over the bridge the view of the show was too perfect, and other people had stopped on […]

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About Me

Hey guys! I’m Stephen and I am a sophomore Mass Comm major and this is my blog! I’m really into photography and videography, and could see myself working in that aspect of production in the future. So  I will try and post photos I have taken here, so check back often. I grew up in […]

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