I feel the news media today tends to inflate the bad and hide the good. Watching the news is depressing, and it gets tiresome having the media try to scare society constantly. Blogging has become a outlet for people to share both good and bad. Blogging celebrates the happy, and provides real-time insight into the world and happenings around us. It's "real", and not meant to try and control the thoughts of society today.
Recently, it feels blogging has become nearly as common as breathing. Most people in developed countries now have regular Internet access in some form, even if they use computers at a school or library, rather than owning their own computer or smartphone. Nearly everyone I meet on a daily basis has a blog of some sort, somewhere, and even those blogs that are generally dedicated to a particular topic, like cooking, general politics or GLBTQ rights, for example, usually have some element of personal writing added to them, whether that means personal anecdotes being added to other posts on a regular basis, or occasional posts that are life updates by the blogger. I think that this personal element, getting to know the author on a personal level to some degree, makes it much easier to relate to the writer and see things from their point of view, even if the reader doesn't necessarily agree with the opinions expressed. Broadcast media is often rife with plastic-looking people who seem to be chosen for their appearance, rather than their brains or personalities, which is unfortunate. To my mind, this dehumanizes much of what we are told in broadcast media.
Many older citizens distrust the information that they find on blogs and other Internet sources. They have a tendency to be me more trusting of the forms of media that they have been accustomed to for most of their lives, such as television and radio. The majority of the older citizens in the United States are "Baby Boomers", and they are far more influenced by conventional media at this time.
Bloggers have helped to shape the way news is transmitted. Bloggers provide a more diverse viewpoint than traditional media outlets, due to the fact that anyone can report. More importantly, however, bloggers allow for immediate dispersal of information, allowing news events to be transmitted to an audience as they happen.
Network news and other broadcast media tend to present current events in a single perspective. Blogs can present the news and current events from any angle, go into much greater depth, and include an interactive comment or forum section. Here, readers can further expand on ideas presented in the blog, ask probing questions, and discuss issues with other readers. Blogs are frequently more up-to-date than broadcast media.
It is easy to blog when it comes to anything, be it small or big. Broadcast media has a wide reach but cannot be used for small messages. Take the example of a celebrity, all he or she needs to do it type few words and post on the blog to convey a daily diary to their fans. Even broadcast media picks certain items from these blogs. Impact of blogging is fast and immediate.
Blogging can definitely be more influential than broadcast media. Bloggers are more likely to offer unsolicited and more candid views on most subjects, making them easier to trust, as far as opinions go. I believe there is more transparency in blogging than most traditional broadcast media, though there are, of course, exceptions.
Blogging has been growing in influence as the number of bloggers increases. This is because of commonality of interests, life circumstance and culture.
Broadcast media can only cater to the largest section of their audience and therefore they have to be fairly general in the information they disseminate so it appeals to the majority and they continue to watch or read their product.
Bloggers are specific and cater to very specific areas of interest. Are you a twenty eight year old male with a passion for zombies and finance? There's a blog for you. A Mom of four on a tight budget with a night job? There is a blog for you. Who are you going to listen to? A talking head who expresses five minute soundbites of general information, or a person who understands your situation and interests?
Many people choose to get their daily news and information from blogs rather than broadcast media networks. Blogs are more personal and give the reader more in depth details, whereas media broadcasts most often just generalize and sensationalize. Blogs on social networks and other websites are now the easiest and quickest way to get information about specific topics of interest.
I support with the statement i.e. the debate question. Blogging is simple and is interesting. Even I also love blogging. Through blogging, we can share our views, ideas, images, what not, every thing. The information provided by a single individual may help many people surfing the blogs.
Ronald Reagan once said, "Trust, but verify". Many bloggers do not verify information against multiple sources. They may provide a single snapshot or video footage. However, with modern technology, that may have been doctored or edited or even completely falsified. Blogging has also given everyone a voice, regardless of reliability. Their evidence, even if realistic and real, is often unverified or without further research. A potentially incriminating photo may have a reasonable explanation. Bloggers rarely do this or are unable to do this. That makes their information less reliable.
Blogging is a useful tool, but not as influential as mass media, the TV and internet are still the major suppliers of what we think and do, or what we're supposed to think and do. Blogging has it's own powers, but not as influential as traditional mass media.
While blogging is increasing in influence, it has not eclipsed the influence of broadcast media. There are millions of people who never read blogs or who only hear about them through broadcast media outlets. There are few adults in the United States, however, who have no contact with broadcast media. It is premature to say that blogging has more influence than television.
Blogging has become a viral habit for many people. However, broadcast media still reigns supreme, when it comes to who you trust. Media outlets are held to strict standards, those that bloggers are not subject to. This creates a situation where bloggers can easily not be so truthful, or exaggerate things, in order to draw people to their site.
Blogging has not become as influential than broadcast media because it only influences people who avidly use the internet. As a result, that includes (generally) people aged 15-35. The rest of the population, in general, doesn't get influenced much by blogging.
Also, people don't take blogging as correct information so they are less likely to be influence by it. In contrast, broadcast media if often taken as the only right opinion regarding a specific issue. As a result, they are more likely to be influenced by broadcast media.
I feel that a lot of bloggers are responding to other blogs that don't always have the facts on the issues or news. Broadcasters usually have done their homework, or have had someone do it for them and are looking at real facts not just someone else's opinion that was blogging before them. Blogging has really started ruining America and our people. So many people believe everything they read on a blog and most of it isn't true.
Traditional broadcast media, like radio and television, reaches millions more people than does blogging, every single day. Therefore, it has the reach necessary to be more influential. Most people that are of the age to vote, with either their ballots or their wallets, still get their information from news media, which is still predominantly broadcast.
Blogging is very popular and the opinions expressed in different blogs are becoming more and more influential. But, still the broadcast media is the one that has stronger influence in the general public. In part, it is because people are divided among thousands of bloggers while they watch and listen only to a few broadcasters. In addition, also many bloggers are very amateur and the public does not trust completely their opinions.
Things will change in the future, blogs will become more and more professional and more people will access to some specific blogs.