feb 21 - Turn out Turn in drop out socialization and media...

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Turn out, Turn in, drop out socialization and media: II flip through the channels with sound off. - people are generally better looking on TV - because we spend so much time on TV and loose ourselves in this reality world,  one’s brain will naturally compare the real world and the virtual world.  o The self mirroring compare one’s self with what one sees on TV, and in  general, one is less good looking than those on TV. It encourages one to  do something about it. o Brain doesn’t make a distinction of real and virtual TV world is a lot faster, and reality is a lot slower. Real world becomes boring compared to the TV world Flip through the news with the sound off - News is a lot less dramatic  o The bottom line for news competing with entertainment is that news is  never as interesting as entertainment Even though we have a lot of technologies, it is still uncompatible  o It can still compete in a small extent, nonetheless, it is loosing its  educational aspect.  - News are animated. o Make up, lighting, etc - News reporters have formal clothing o Symbolizes for authority  Watching someone else watching TV - Half focus o One can be working on something but still interacting with others about  what’s on TV - In the show o people engaged to the virtual world as if they were in it.  - If one asks a question to another who is highly engaged in his favorite show, he 
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