Over the years media has had an intense effect on society, an effect so immense we don’t even notice its presence sometimes.Honorable members of the jury and my dear wonderful audience, it is my pleasure to extend a cordial welcome to you all.Media has taken a big toll on our everyday lives. We as a society absorb media from a wide variety of forms such as television, radio, magazines, newspapers, billboards and the internet.In the last five decades or so, the media and its influence on the societies, has grown exponentially with the advance of technology.
It is a powerful entity and it is able to influence us in ways that we are completely oblivious to the fact that we are being manipulated, from the way we speak to what we wear. That’s how powerful the media is. The media is able to turn lies into the truth and somehow distort the truth.When Mark Zuckerberg and his friends sat in their dorm at Harvard University and came up with Facebook, I don’t think that they had any idea how big their innovation would be and what an influence it would be to millions.The same goes for the founders of Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, among many others.And then there is the one who discovered a Smartphone.
According to statistics from __________ over 3 billion people use social media each month which is about 42 percent of the total global population. And 20% of children under 3 years of age know how to operate an iPad. When I was three years old, I couldn’t make the difference between a TV remote and a calculator.