Does television influence society?
Television definitely influences our society. It starts in early age, kids use the tv to help learn how to read and sing and dance. As they get older the more things they see they mimic in their own way. It doesn't have to start in childhood though, it can just as easily shape adult society as well.
It may do it less and less now with the advent of the internet and its' power, but it still does. News for example has a huge impact on how we think, what we believe or do not believe. It is generally regarded by some that if the news says it it must be true, such as with the war on terror. Sitcoms is another one, the laugh track dictating to people what is funny and what is not funny, or making light of things that really are true. So yeah television does hold a big influence on society, and held even more before the internet came along and exposed some of the things TV once hid.
Yes,television influence on our society.Internet is maybe the next media that stilled some of television´s space, but it doesn’t offer the same comfort as the television does. Now a days people are talking about an interactive television that would gather the good points of television and internet.
As all medias, television did had a huge influence in the society. Not only on the economic, but on the way people act and behave. One of Postman most important concept is that there is no problem with adoring and being in the middle of technology if you can see all the benefits and the detriments too.
It is a proved fact that media coverage is biased, so that when we watch what is supposed to be and believe it to be true, we don't really see the bias that is going on. We, therefore, need to see all areas of news coverage, and separate what is truth from what is biased.
I think that television influences society in so many ways. Young children can be positively influenced by shows geared toward learning, while teenagers may be negatively influenced by such things as sex and drug use portrayed on TV. I think that it influences the way we dress, eat, talk and the cars we choose to purchase.