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GAZA, May 2, 2009 (Reuters) — Israeli warplanes bombed tunnels beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on Saturday after militants fired several mortars at the Jewish state from the coastal territory, the Israeli military and witnesses said.
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US military assistance to Lebanon has totalled more than $410m since 2006 and includes aircraft, tanks, artillery and training.
Originally posted by tristar
If you had all the Internet at your disposal and i had Either TV or News Papers or Radio, either one, it does not matter and we put forward an experiment to the world announcing that the moon is responsible for photosynthesis in plants and not the sun.
Who do you think would achieve the goal ?
The difference between the Internet and the three other forms of media is that it costs less for one to obtain information and thus making it more plausible to influence the masses in one single swoop rather than isolated communities or forums. This is why advertising either through TV or News Papers / Magazines and Radio has a higher cost in comparison to the Internet.
I wont even get into the topic of successful subliminal advertising, thats another topic in itself. As for sales 101 , well i would rather use methods that have been adopted and will continue being adopted through media source's that you and i were exposed to from childbirth. These methods have shaped nations and cultures even before the person has been conceived. It would not be wise to dismiss or even place the Internet on the same level as what humanity has adopted as official source of information.
Originally posted by tristar
To begin with your post was most enlightening and educational in every way and as you have put it we can both be here stating how effective one medium is in comparison to another. The fact is that you may have been one voice who changed the direction of a single person who obviously influence's millions across the nation and perhaps abroad.
But as you stated its precisely what i was referring to, its the delivery mechanism in this case being Television which influences millions simply by
a flip of switch, keep in mind that you do have some freedom of changing channels or stations but ultimately its the main stream media mechanism's which influence the way the general population thinks,acts,believes,obeys. The Internet is a division of that mechanism, i do not down play its importance but i cannot accept it holds the same weight as Television or Newspapers. Maybe in due time a new form of medium will evolve through the merging of both resources but that would depend on the advancement
of the current infrastructure.
Currently there are TV and Internet as a single unit, but its still very far from being the basic apparatus of informing the nation or the world,
although i do believe that in the not too distant future (5-10 years) it will be a basic component in every house hold.
edit: I cannot seem to fix those breaks in the lines, have no idea why its not back spacing at all
[edit on 2-5-2009 by tristar]