From consumers to creators

Week 2 – Introduction to Mass Communication
Discussion notes and links

Quick review of Chapter 1: Does a fish know it’s wet?

Advances in technology have revolutionized the way we communicate. Here’s a 1980s-era laptop:

TRS-80 laptop. Photo:

Hand-held satellite phones

Live-streaming video


How have advances in technology changed the way we communicate?
What are the implications for consumers? for job seekers?

Below are some of today’s most popular YouTube performers. Some earn six-figure incomes for their work. Warning: Some of these YouTube stars are foul-mouthed and vulgar.

Jenna Marbles
Ray William Johnson
Kevin Wu
Shay Carl (Shay Butler)
Natalie Tran
Ryan Higa
Felicia Day
Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox
Michelle Phan
Shane Dawson

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