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  1. Nov 2016
    1. I am frightened by the imbalance, the constant striving to reach the largest possible audience for everything

      This definitely applies to social media today. So many users are driven by their number of followers and nothing else. My younger cousin told me that in his school if a photo doesn't get 70 likes on Instagram within the first 20 minutes, it has to come down because that's embarrassing. This puts so much unnecessary pressure on something that should be used for fun, communication, and in some cases to share information.

    2. One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news.

      I think that this statement could be applied to our Hunger Games reading. In the Hunger Games the propos were so greatly staged and produced. Like the statement says, they were a combination of advertising and (manipulated) news.

    1. The ouroboros symbol typically represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity.

  2. Aug 2016
    1. Mr. Oldbuck remembers that he has shut his dog at home

      Mr. Oldbuck should not be allowed to have any animals.