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How Social Media Is Having a Positive Impact On Our Culture [OPINION]

This post reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of Mashable as a publication. Josh Rose is the EVP, digital creative director of ad agency Deutsch LA, who -- when time permits -- moonlights as a photographer. Follow him at @joshrose .Two events today, although worlds apart, seem inextricably tied together.

10 Ways Social Media is Transforming our World

It's 2012, and yet I feel more calm about our future than ever before. The Internet has saved our asses, and we should celebrate. I've been on the Web for a long time, but every once in a while I have one of those tremendous moments when I have a mental flashback to these last 20 or so years...

What the Pope Really Meant in His Twitter-Indulgences Announcement

Pope Francis' Twitter account (screenshot) According to a new Vatican decree, issued last month but reported just about everywhere this week, Pope Francis will be granting indulgences -- or time off terms in purgatory -- to Catholics who closely follow his Twitter or other social media accounts during the World Youth Day event in Rio de Janeiro next week.

How Facebook changed our culture

Over the summer of 2007, Facebook exploded across London. By the autumn, one-in-seven Londoners had posted their pictures and profiles online, proving that the web was no longer an arena for geeks and gossip hounds, music buffs, porn-addicts and lonely hearts. Or, at least, it was no longer just for them.

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: A loss of faith

Would a male opponent start his tweet with "husband, dad?" This could be a not-so-subtle way of throwing people off the scent. The other stuff - "dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado" - is funny and cute, but it doesn't send the truly serious, almost powerful message that "wife, mom" does.

The Role and Influence of Mass Media

Mass media is communication-whether written, broadcast, or spoken-that reaches a large audience. This includes television, radio, advertising, movies, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and so forth. Mass media is a significant force in modern culture, particularly in America. Sociologists refer to this as a mediated culture where media reflects and creates the culture.

Home - On The Media

On the Media is the smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made.

At 500 Episodes, How Does 'The Simpsons' Say Something New?

Fox In 1987, half of Europe was controlled by the Soviet Union. Then Matt Groening, mostly known at the time for being creator of the syndicated comic strip "Life in Hell," started working on a series of animated shorts. They would air on the Tracey Ullman Show, on a then-fledgling FOX network.

#19 Underdog

Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Conneticut, now she has 1.2 million followers and hangs out with human celebrities.This week, we investigate the formula for internet dog fame, and look at how having a famous dog will completely upend your life.

Propaganda Terms in the Media and What They Mean - Noam Chomsky

1989 Watch the full speech: The United States and the Soviet Union both used propaganda extensively during the Cold War. Both sides used film, television, and radio programming to influence their own citizens, each other, and Third World nations. The United States Information Agency operated the Voice of America as an official government station.

"Who does control the world?" - Noam Chomsky - BBC interview 2003

Noam Chomsky BBC interview 2003 , Also very important informations about capitalism you will find here: Prof. Richard Wolff , Ecosocialism, climate justice, degrowth - Joanna Cabello [Carbontradewatch] - Daniel Tanuro [Ecosocialist International Network]

Demand Better Media in 2015

While we have a lot to celebrate in 2014, some things aren't changing fast enough. We all - men and boys, women and girls - must combat harmful stereotypes and demand better representation in our media and culture at large.