Wednesday, March 18, 2009

------FINAL BLOG POST---------

Blogging as we all know has become a well known source of receiving news and information as well as a way for people to express their opinion on current events. Though it is an easy way of acknowledging the news because, let face it most of us especially the “younger crowd” no longer pays any attention to the television because we are so infatuated on the new technologies like cell phones, I-pod’s, lab’s, laptops, etc. which on all of those you can be connected to the world wide web, blogging is just away for all the “bloggers” in the world to be able to spread their views on an event. When giving news the viewer should never be able to get a sense of how the newscaster or in this case the bloggers opinion of the event that is taking place. Blogs are often times opinionated and bias and never really give you all the facts of the events which took place.

Take for instance one of the latest blogs that’s been hitting every young bloggers computer screen was the Rihanna and Chris Brown altercation. There has been so much controversy with the different blogs that were posted about them. One site would state one reason the altercation took place between the two pop stars, then you go to another site and there would be a completely different reason on what happened. The one thing that would be present on both sites was that bloggers take on the situation. There were so many different blogs, people were getting false information, and the only thing people were walking away with was bloggers own personal feelings. They were not truly able to form their own feeling on the situation because they were influenced by that of the bloggers.

In the blog “seeing bball from the other side” by Elena she shows and expresses her passion for coaching girl’s basketball. Elena walks the reader through a series of games, basketball plays, and also a dramatic incident that affected her awhile back, the death of her assistant coach Kuben. This blog grabbed my attention because I am someone that enjoys basketball as a whole but what feedback does she receive from someone that’s not really a big sports fan?

Blogs are to me just a source of entertainment. They are to humor us, not to actually educate the reader about the world and the things that take place within it. They are based on the main event in a situation and the blogger will place their perspective of what happened and how they feel about how everything took place. The main purpose of a blog is to be able to tell the world your take on the situation’s and the reader is drawn into the blog by the subject of the blog. They are drawn in because the media and word of mouth, and often are intrigued by the title of the blog itself.

No one should ever be influenced on factual events that are taking place because of the way it was presented to them. When being told news you should be able to form an opinion on your own and also be able to get all the correct facts and not just what the blogger finds relevant. Blogs are just a way for ordinary people to express themselves on worldly events to the public a way to let everyone know how they feel.

work cited:
Elena. “seeing bball from the other side” “story time” 11th February 2009
18 March 2009

Meghan Cahn. “ The Daily Kiss” “Chris Brown Assaults Rihanna” 9th February 2009
9 February.2009

1 comment:

  1. Rico--

    You need to fix your Chris Brown link. Also, I'd like to see some examples of different blogs making different points about the same event. That sounds interesting and could be the basis of a strong argument.

    Thanks for a great class!