NPR's On The Media

This weeks podcast…

This weeks podcast encompassed the role of social media in Syria. There was a video capturing the cruelty going on in Syria. This video released on twitter depicts a young boy withhalf his jaw  blown off. The publisher of the video listed it with disclaimer, ” it isn’t enough to all this video graphic, It is an abomination”. I found this video to be extremely disturbing and violent. I found the discussion on pacificity in video games to be quite interesting. I have played several of the aforementioned games mentioned in the podcasthrows very surprised to learn that you can get through the whole game without killing a single person. Many people feel they must conform to the programmers preset constraints, it is nice to see there are different options and in some cases ‘ by not killing anyone, you can come in first place’ . There are YouTube videos depicting this concept of virtual pacific ity.

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