Posts tagged media
Historians trace April Fool’s Day back to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, in the late 14th century. But in our view, the April Fool’s red letter dates all happened in the last 50 years. Here are 10 favorite pranks, half of them pulled by “responsible” news media organizations.
Today is “World No Tobacco Day.” And in celebration of this obscure, yet, worthy day and cause, we take a look at how cigarettes and tobacco have been portrayed in ads, movies and media through the years.
Top Image: Although “Mad Men” might lead viewers to believe the Lucky Strike slogan, “It’s Toasted,” was invented in the 1960s, the phrase actually dates back to 1917. Credit: Corbis
Bottom Image: This ad from Camel cigarettes proudly proclaims: “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” Credit: Getty
“ The deluge of criticism Komen faced on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr came two weeks after online protests led Congress to suspend an effort to pass anti-piracy legislation that some in the Internet community saw as a threat to online freedoms. It demonstrated again how social media can change the national conversation with head-snapping speed.”
“The portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.”
That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Buffalo after surveying a few decades worth of Rolling Stones covers. If only images like this still sold magazines.
Not a surprising conclusion. But posting it because it’s Belinda Carlysle’s birthday. And CheatSheet’s link to this RS cover with the Go-Gos on it makes us smile. Happy Birthday, Belinda. And, apparently, Robert DeNiro and Sean Penn.
And here’s to more appealing cover art…Puh-lease. Twenty years ago, Patti Smith would have probably got the cover instead of just a coverline.
“ As social media play increasingly large roles in fomenting unrest in countries like Egypt and Iran, the military wants systems to be able to detect and track the spread of ideas both quickly and on a broad scale. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting innovative proposals to help build what would be, at its most basic level, an Internet meme tracker.”
I always kinda of suspected Topher was a DARPA project
The most obvious conclusion?
All of this cyberwarfare will, of course, make it even less clear what is real and what is synthetic on the Internet, but that is not the military’s problem and was possibly inevitable anyway.