Whether we like it or not, the media is easily the most influential aspect of our society. Television, internet, “Smart Phones” and Social Networking have overwhelmed our culture and taken the mainstream society by storm. And it’s not looking like it’s going anywhere.
With the seemingly never-ending aray of technological advaces, it seems that we are destined to live in a culture with screens, buttons, and ‘apps.’ Walk through the mall or through Wal-Mart and try and keep count of how many people you pass that have their noses stuck in a screen. Or make the “mistake” of telling someone that you don’t have a Facebook account, or a Twitter account, or that you don’t blog. You get the sideways, “Where have you been? Why in the world not?” look. And while I grew up in the days where AOL 2.0 and Instant Messaging was ‘the thing’ and cell phones were as big as bricks, I too am intrigued and fascinated by the gadgets of this day. Fail to watch an episode of “American Idol” or “The Bachelor” and you will, unfortunately, be completely lost in conversations the day after the shows airing.