When a business owner builds their website, the focus is often on their preferences in terms of the technology and functionality and the visual design. While this is obviously a great place to start, it should not be the main consideration. What’s more important? The customer’s needs and expectations. Simply creating a website and expecting customers to flock to it and the orders to start flooding in is, unfortunately, rarely a successful strategy. To make a lasting impression on visitors and to convert them to customers, a website’s structure and design should be tailored to deliver the best possible customer experience.
A website is built on a
foundation of seamless and intuitive technology which customers don’t even
think about when they’re browsing or purchasing. The average customer does not
consider how the website works, but they expect fast load times, clear
navigation, and a simple buying process. When a page takes too long to load or
the website fails in some way, customers will become frustrated and will
probably take their business elsewhere. For those working in the supply chain,
for example, who are looking to improve their communication with the suppliers
they supply to, utilize the right technology to let you do this. Visit weaveability.com for expert support and advice.
The design of your website
is what wraps the technology up and makes a website visually appealing. The
first impression customers get of your brand is often your website so it’s really
important that it represents your brand and conveys your business’ ethos and
what you do. However, it’s not enough for a website to simply look good. The
best websites are striking, yes, but they are also created with the user’s
journey in mind. You want to lead the user’s eyes towards particular areas of
your site and a designer can do this with graphics, lines, and colors. Visitors
will form a judgment about your website and therefore, your business within
seconds. Make sure that they have a clear path to follow, which leads nicely
Within the design and the
technology of the website, you need to place content which is easy to consume
for the user. Words, images, and icons should guide users through the website
through clear navigation and compelling call-to-actions that establish your business as trustworthy and an
authority in your field. The website’s usability or lack of it can and will
prevent customers from making a purchase.
The next level up from
usability is the influence of a website. This means that in addition to making
the purchasing process convenient and clear, you also employ tactics to lead
buyers through the sales journey. From providing information, comparisons,
addressing concerns, reinforcing the benefits and guiding them towards a
purchase. The purchase may not be immediate, but if the influence is effective,
they will return at another time. Tactics may include a sincere and helpful
tone or personalization, which builds trust and
reassures the user. It’s not intended to be manipulative and should never be
deceptive; you should understand the customer’s needs, what represents
usability to them and talk directly to them.
Technology is the latest trend in the fitness and healthcare industry. Everyone
is interested in knowing more and more about the individual and family’s
health. This change in the approach, lifestyle may be because of the internet,
which is spreading the latest updates of industries like fire or due to the
medical expenses that have increased in manifold during last few years.
electronics designed give you information about your weight, blood pressure,
sleep quality and issues, calorie intake to manage diet, oxygen levels,
exposure to UV rays, sitting position, heart rate, diabetes control, continuous
glucose monitors, medicine dosage, or medical aid needed are worn on body parts
like arms, wrists, thighs etc. are known as wearable’s. This technology has opened
a new world of information in bits understood by the user and not just the
In last five
years, we have seen tremendous growth in the wearable technology. Wearable
technology has a history of past few centuries, but the electronic aspect integrated
from 2002 onward has changed the use from just wrist watches that show time to
the Apple Watch that gives health updates.
technology is widely used in health, wellness, and medical fields. The smart
wearable technology is constantly re-innovating with help of technological
advancements like Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Machine
Learning. The market categories that this advance technology includes are smart
watch, smart band, smart glasses, fitness devices, earphones, wearable cameras,
activity trackers, and smart clothing
Companies that play a major role in innovating to introduce wearables to the market are Apple, Atlas, Adidas AG, Fitbit, Google, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Samsung, Sony, Garmin, and Xiaomi.
many products but the few ones that will change the way to think and live are
Aira: It can guide the blind with the voice
interface of this wearable that describes the path, its challenges, turns, cab,
door position, events, decorations, climate, people the blind person comes
across, restaurants, food choices, medical stores, traffic and weather information
and every required piece of information with this wearable eyeglasses and a
concierge-esque service incorporated.
Cyrcadia Health’s iTBra: This smart bra that is able to keep
track of breast health conditions and rhythms in the breast tissue with the
inbuilt sensors to record and identify the breast cancer and other issues. Though
the success rate of this wearable is 87%, at least it will help women to take
breast checkups in case of any discrepancies found.
D2™ Charlie aviator: Garmin International’s D2™ Charlie
aviator watch will be used by the pilots of the United States Air Force, it has
high-sensitivity WAAS GPS-enabled that incorporates global navigation
capability, provides rich and colorful moving maps. It is back-up to the other navigation
tools on the aircrafts.
Google Smart Contact Lenses: This smart wearable will benefit the
people who suffer from diabetes; this technology takes tears within a person’s
eye to measure the present glucose level in a body.
Proteus Discover: This is a wearable with ingestible
sensors, which is a small patch sticker applied to the body. Proteus Digital
Health provides details on a mobile device of this patch once activated. It
works differently to unlock unusual health patterns, take accurate decisions on
medication treatment and its effectiveness and even change of dose or eradicate
medication. The patients and doctors both can access the data relating to hypertension,
cholesterol, and diabetes.
Smart Stop: This is a smart device developed by
Chrono Therapeutics helps people to stop smoking with the embedded with sensors
that will sense changes in the body and put into motion algorithms that sense
that a person is craving for a cigarette and nicotine. It will then deliver
medication to the person to truncate the craving.
Tactix Charlie: This GPS wearable by Garmin that combines
specialized strategic operations with mapping-enhanced navigation, full-color
TOPO mapping, and advanced fitness training features to monitor wrist-based heart
rate, and advanced features that are built in and will help activities for any
type of adventure.
Quell Relief: It is the healthcare wearables with
smart technology is like knee brace but differently engineered to give you the
stability and relief that you expect out of a brace and the embedded sensors
allow to gather and access information that can be accessed through an app. It
is Bluetooth and iOS compatible. The device battery works to give you pain
relief for over 40 hours continuously and then need to be charged.
research forecasts for the global smart wearable shows rise in CAGR at 40.8% between
the years 2012 to 2018 and the global wearable technology market sales would raise
to 245 million devices while the market size to reach US$ 25 billion by end of
2019. Research shows the smartwatches to rule the volumes of wearable sales. In
near future “Hearables,” such as Apple Air Pods, and Glucose monitors will top
the sales of wearables by 2022. The increasing number of manufacturers in
electronic wearables is outcome of declining margins in Smartphones.
innovation in wearable products, improve quality, precise prediction, real-time
data, new data presentation, better display screen, data transfer to Smartphone,
shrink in size of electronics and its reduced prices are the factors that are
making technology benefits available and more reliable.
for healthcare development will increase the average life expectancy
with the alerts from wearables identifying problems, suggesting ailments check,
and data transmission to the medical practitioners. Timely actions will help to
save on medical expenses.
facts of innovation and market trend yet do not prove the electronic wearables
safe for human wear. Any electronic device is prone to overheating, user data
security, and bio-compatibility of the wearable has been a concern for quite
issues found in sub-standard products can be harmful to humans hence devices
that match the quality criteria approved by the government can be used
fearlessly. The user data has always been of great interest to the companies, manufacturers,
and competitors but user awareness has compelled them to store but not sell
this personal data. Battery and sensors can malfunction, if the wearable
devices dropped frequently, battery is overcharged, exposed to water etc. that
applies to every electronic device.
that use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are safe, as per the views presented by
technological experts and medical professionals; majorly the radiation comes
from the 3G/4G connected devices.
Whether it is
general awareness or a trend any technology if utilized for betterment of
mankind and adopted in right manner can work wonders.
Arora is a proud father of four rescued dogs and a leopard gecko. Besides being a
full-time dog father, he is a freelance content writer/blogger and an
educationist, with more than 6 years’ experience in the field of content
How To Properly Prepare Your SEO For The Holiday Season
It feels like we’ve barely had the time to do any of the things that we have planned for this year, and another holiday season is already at our doorstep. While you have certainly already begun your own preparations for the period that is to come, the big question is, what have you been doing to ensure that your business drives as many customers as possible and makes the most sales? Specifically, what efforts have you put into your website, social media, and other channels, especially in terms of search engine optimization?
November is coming to its end, and it may be too late to make some big changes. As you are probably aware, SEO requires a certain period of time. So, if you have been planning for a huge search engine push during this season, you should stop and think a bit smaller. Because, the time for huge efforts has passed, but there is still a large number of things that you can do to attract enough people so that the holiday season doesn’t end up being a complete waste for your company. You’ll be facing a challenge, but you have to do what is in your power.
Update titles and product descriptions
Making sure that your product descriptions and titles are up to date with the holiday season is one of the most important steps that you need to take in order to make sure that you drive the desired traffic. The reason for this is because they directly affect click-through rates. You need to do more than just pack them with keywords so that search queries pick them up. You must also think about how they are going to work for the users themselves.
Think about the quality of what you write, be specific, and put the keywords where they fit naturally. Of course, this time you’ll think about more than just your regular audience. You will have to focus on titles and descriptions that target gift-shoppers. Let people who may not even have any idea what your product is about know all they should about it by presenting it as the perfect holiday gift.
Consider whether your server can handle the traffic spike
During the holiday season, it is pretty expected that all websites that play their SEO and marketing games right are going to get a whole lot of traffic. This means that it is very important to have that extra bandwidth that can handle the sudden rush of a whole lot of customers. This may not be something that you need to think about during the rest of the year, but right now it is crucial that your website can handle the traffic spike.
Therefore, you really need to have a web host that enables you to make quick changes. The package that you are using needs to be scalable, and you must make sure that your website doesn’t suffer any downtime, because if it does, you will lose a lot of customers, because of the fact that every minute matters.
Festivize your pages
Of course, according to experts at All Web Design, it is essential that your website, as well as all the other channels, have a properly optimized holiday theme. It is important that you avoid the pitfall that a lot of businesses oversee, and it is using a theme that is too big and takes way too long to load. The fact is simple – your website needs to load in no longer than three seconds. If it takes any longer, your bounce rate will significantly increase, and you will lose customers to your competition. You should also make sure that you implement some of the current web design trends that people love to see on websites.
Furthermore, don’t forget the fact that a whole lot of your users will be buying your products via their mobile devices. We live in the era of smartphones, where you simply cannot allow yourself to make your website’s UI and UX unfriendly for mobile users. So, the festive theme that you have chosen for your pages needs to be mobile-friendly as well. Mobile devices will have even more trouble loading heavy themes, so make sure that you test the holiday version of your website on various devices before you publish it. It needs to be as optimized and compressed as possible.
Evaluate and take notes for the next season
After all the effort that you’ve put into optimizing your website the best you can for the current holiday season, you should take notes on what worked well for your business, and what didn’t. Evaluate every aspect of your website’s performance during this period so that you can do even better next year.
All the data that you gather will be extremely useful for creating new strategies. Maybe this year you won’t be as prepared as you could have been, but at least you will learn how to significantly improve your approach for next time. After all, once you have certain aspects established, you can reuse them and improve them every other time that you end up needing them again.
The holiday season is just around the corner, so if you haven’t begun your preparations early on, there are some aspects regarding SEO that you are too late for. However, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a whole bunch of other things that you can do to achieve some great results during this period. And, in the end, you need to take notes on what worked well, so that you can do it even better next year.
Guest Blogger: Nick Brown
Nick is a blogger and a marketing expert currently engaged on projects for Media Gurus, an Australian business, and marketing resource. He is an aspiring street artist and does Audio/Video editing as a hobby.
Everything You Need to Know About Link Building in 2018
Though mobile might be king, people still rely heavily on search engines. Whether they type out their search, or they ask their voice assistant, people search for things all the time. Perhaps they want an answer to a question, check what times a place is open, or simply search for a service or company that they need at the moment. Google will give them results, and chances are they will be happy enough with the first, second, or third result.
If you are not in these top three, or worse, not on the first page at all, then you might as well not exist in the eyes of Google. The ranking is not entirely out of your control, either. You can take several meaningful steps to rank better in the eyes of Google, allowing you to gain more traffic from the search engine. One such step you will need to take is link building.
1. What is Link Building?
Link building refers to guest posting. It means you either write content for another site or have an agency write that content for you. These articles, videos, and even infographics need to be unique, engaging and optimized for SEO. The more diverse your backlink profile, the stronger it will be. The only characteristic you need to look out for is the trust factor. Sites that have been blacklisted for using spam techniques by Google are not a good fit. Small bloggers to big-time news agencies, however, are.
2. What is SEO?
SEO, or search engine optimization, refers to the steps you can take both on your own site and off-site (with link building) that will work towards improving your site’s ranking on search engines like Google.
3. How Do You Stay on Top of SEO?
With new updates to the algorithm every other week practically, it is important that you invest in ongoing SEO services. If you don’t, your good ranking can fall behind because of some change to the algorithm that you haven’t kept up with.
4. What is the Difference Between White Hat and Black Hat?
The reason why your ranking will fluctuate is that Google changes what it looks for to help its rankings. Before, it used to be the number of backlinks. Now it is the quality. Google will also look at factors like site speed and security as well, so it is important to stay within their guidelines and be the shining example of the perfect site.
5. How Do You Link Build?
Link building, before you get too excited, is actually quite difficult. It is time-consuming and will require the use of several expensive applications in order to manage. If you do not have the resources to take this on, then it is much better to rely on professional link building services. That way you can benefit from experience and ongoing monitoring to ensure that your link building efforts stay within Google’s guidelines.
Link building will never go away, but it has become more difficult as time goes by. Quality articles, quality publishers, and an emphasis on manual outreach are all goals to live by. If you don’t have the tools or resources to do this yourself, hiring an agency to do them for you is your best bet.
In today’s increasingly internet oriented market, a company’s website is one of their greatest assets. As such, it is well worth the effort and expense to get your web design up to scratch in order to see your sales and conversion rate climbing. The folks at DesignAdvisor have created an enlightening infographic which outlines 15 of the latest web design trends in 2018.
If you’re not entirely convinced of the major importance of web design, let’s take a look at some of the numbers. Statistics show that 75% of users make a judgment (either positive or negative) about a company’s credibility based on the appearance of their website and 94% of users will simply bounce away from a website if they don’t find the design attractive or inviting enough.
This infographic will help you pinpoint some areas which may need beefing up on your website. For example: How easy is it to navigate your webpage? Is your layout eye-catching? Are you providing engaging content? What is your website’s loading speed? Surveys have revealed that most users expect a page to load within two seconds, and even a one-second increase can cause a drop in sales of up to 27%.
You might be hesitant to invest vast amounts of time and money into your website, especially in the initial stages of your business’s development. However, according to research, for every $1 invested in improving user experience, you can expect up to a $100 in returns. It just might end up being the best investment you make.
The abundance of interesting facts complimented by colorful illustrations sprinkled throughout the infographic makes it easy to follow. Another prominent feature is the case study cameos which speak for themselves by highlighting how various well-known businesses benefited by improving specific aspects of their websites. See what insight you can gain from it and take the lead with some of these latest web design trends.
Think about how easy life would be if you could understand and accurately predict the exact thought process of your customer base. E-commerce, in its most basic guise, is a system of supply and demand. Understand this demand, and you’re perfectly positioned to give your customers what they want.
Sadly, it’s impossible to do this. After all, we aren’t mind readers! But don’t fret – while knowing exactly what people are thinking isn’t plausible, there are ways to monitor trends. With the help of online e-commerce platforms, you can work out where potential profits are won and lost. Today, let’s take a look at four habits of online shoppers and learn how to exploit them to boost funds.
With the world constantly evolving, mobile platforms are becoming an increasingly important aspect of any user journey. Shockingly though, this is where most e-commerce businesses are losing ground.
A recent study from Invespcro would highlight this, with their results showing consumer satisfaction was at its lowest when it came to the ability to purchase through a smartphone. Wise online store owners would do well to optimize this aspect of their business, in order to boost user retention and provide a fluid, smooth journey.
Social shopping plays a huge part in the way items are advertised in the 21st century. If you’re selling a product which the customer can tangibly hold in their hand (rather than a service), promoting it on a social media account will help garner attention.
Marketing Land provides a detailed guide on how to get the most out of Pinterest in this regard. This is a platform which is particularly suited to showing off your stock. Dedicate real care and attention towards making listings look as good as possible.
Along the same lines as mobile optimization, consumers are looking for the easiest possible experience when it comes to the checkout process. This is epitomized by the one-click-and-done method which industry leaders like Amazon and eBay have introduced.
In order to implement this, you’ll need to create a system which allows users to have a dedicated account set up on your site. This won’t be too hard and can be achieved with the use of aforementioned platforms dedicated to managing your store.
People are more likely to trust a face than a name they don’t recognize If you’re a smaller enterprise, it’s worth keeping this in mind. While a name itself is enough to appeal when it comes to larger companies, you may need to think outside of the box if you’re a start-up.
Having a friendly, relatable human face at the forefront of your brand is a great way of doing this. Consumers find it easier to trust that which they can see. If they feel a “real person” is on the other end, they’re more likely to hand over their cash.
Have these online habits given you food for thought? Be sure to keep them in mind when running your business. They should make a huge difference.
Useful Money-Saving Tips Suitable for Startup Mode
Getting a business off the ground is an important first step once the planning and fund-raising aspects have been completed. Once you know how much cash is in the bank for business expenses ahead of future sales or another funding round, it’s time to economize to make the funds last. This can be the difference between having to take on debt or give up another 10 percent of the company due to spending too ambitiously in the early weeks and months. Here are some ways that a startup can save money.
Edit Images Using Free Software Apps
You don’t always need an expensive Photoshop software package to edit photos ready for publication on your company’s website. There are plenty of mobile apps on iOS and Android that let mobile users adjust photos to remove red-eye, deal with blurring, handle overexposure, and other teething issues with hastily-taken shots.
Whether you wish to use a free online editor like Pixlr.com or an app where you can process existing photos on the Android OS, it’s easy to do. There are also plenty of iOS apps that offer filtering features to adjust how photos look or to edit them outright. The editing tends to work better on a larger canvas, so an iPad is perhaps a better choice than an iPhone for detailed mobile photo editing. Click Here to learn which apps would be suitable depending on your mobile platform of choice.
Remote vs Office vs Outsourced Staff
When in startup mode, conserving available funds is important to give your business more time between funding rounds and giving away part of the ownership into the bargain. One cost-saving measure is to consider the benefits of using freelancer’s vs remote workers. Freelancers are available per task, if necessary, rather than hired as full-time employees. Remote workers don’t require an office to come to five days a week which can be beneficial too.
Office staff work well and have reasonable productivity levels, but it does force a move to the initial office space earlier than some might prefer. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it must be factored into the financial calculations. For this reason, it’s a good idea to weigh up all staffing options carefully first.
Consider Previously Used, Not New
Most startups want to dazzle visitors with everything being new and fancy. This is an expensive proposition for a company that hasn’t turned a profit yet. Whether looking at office chairs or work desks, cabinets or drawers, there are certainly places where companies can economize on what they need to get the office looking ready.
When you consider how many companies start and later fail, there are plenty of places that receive almost new office furniture and other items at knockdown prices when the failed businesses had their liquidation sale. Avoid overspending in places where potential clients won’t care and respond to anyone questioning the cost-saving move to provide competitive pricing against the competition.
One of the biggest mistakes of new businesses is spending too much in the early days. It can be a mistake if sales fail to materialize as quickly as the financial projections indicated and this will cause hardship as a result. By moderating the cash burn rate, startups can avoid encountering problems later.
IS MASS MEDIA AND THE INTERNET HELPING OR HURTING YOU?
Since the internet, and particularly smartphones, became household commodities, mass media’s impact on people and societies has increased exponentially.
As you might expect, there is a swinging pendulum of public opinion which often shifts from decrying the ills of this trend to extolling the many virtues of on demand technology.
Whether you tend toward the former or latter opinion, it’s obvious that mass media and social media are having profound effects upon individuals and society as a whole. Many people are concerned about the implications of these effects, and find themselves asking questions like:
How is media affecting me?
How is mass media impacting the next generation?
How do video games change us?
How does on-demand media impact health?
Is mass media truly important?
How do we use mass media and social media well?
Is mass media a good thing?
Answering these questions can help you to be smart about how you interact with the constant barrage of media being directed at you and your family.
So let’s think through the implications of mass media together so that we can come to informed conclusions.
HOW DOES MASS MEDIA AFFECT YOU?
Many are wondering mass media, and social media, in particular, is a good thing or bad thing. Of course, for every type of media, there are a host mixed opinions, some based on research, some not. Neil Postman was asking these same types of questions over the mass adoption of the television.
A positive use of technology and mass media enables people to become informed, collaborate in innovative ways, or stay in touch with friends and family. Yet, these same connections can be used for dangerous cybercrime.
Social media can help people to feel connected and happy, to connect with old friends and make new ones. However, that same social media can lead to depression or anxiety, when life doesn’t meet the expectations created by perfectly edited profiles.
The internet may be a source of motivational messages, videos, or blog posts that improve your life and increase productivity or healthy living. However, it’s just as possible that these very messages can prevent you from getting out there and living.
These are just a few examples of the vastly different ways media can impact our daily lives.
Because mass media affects each person differently, you need to look at your own life to make informed decisions.
Where do you fall on the pendulum? How does your use of social media affect your mood, productivity, and sense of well being? If you tend more toward the negative impacts – depression, anxiety, inactivity – it may be time to limit your media consumption.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MASS MEDIA ON CHILDREN?
Television is the best researched area of mass media effect on children. It has the potential to help and to harm, as is true with most media types.
Many negative effects have been recorded, and kids often spend more time watching television than on any other activity. However, if the television time includes educational programming and parent supervision, the power can be harnessed to help with learning and have positive effects.
With this in mind, parents must think critically about how their children are consuming television. Are they largely involved in what and how often their children are watching, or is it more of a hands-off experience?
This is perhaps even more important to think through now that most “television” consumption consists of Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming platforms.
Making the decision to be diligent about these decisions now will improve children’s interactions with television, and prepare them to interact well with other types of media as they mature.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MEDIA ON TEENS?
Media often is described as harmful to teens, and while this is certainly true in some circumstances, it can be best understood as having mixed effects.
The key is to be aware of how mass media and social networking affect the brain so that you can make intentional decisions about how to use it.
Some positive effects include:
Motor skills are improved by typing, clicking, playing games, and other tech-related finger skills.
Hand-eye coordination or even quick thinking can be helped. (Future drone pilots)
Access to mass news media can improve reading skills.
Social network activity is theorized to improve writing and socializing skills.
Additionally, the content of media stories or social media posts can be useful and meaningful to teens. With platforms like YouTube and Instagram, they have access to people’s stories they might never have heard otherwise. In this way, teens may learn that many others are experiencing similar struggles to their own, giving courage and confidence.
However, there are significant negative effects as well.
Negative effects include:
Depression or anxiety over body image
Unfettered access to pornography
Increased risk of obesity from inactivity
Decreased attention to schoolwork
Knowing about these potential risks of social and mass media consumption is important for both teens and their parents. In this respect, knowledge really is power, as it will enable both parties to be strategic about the role of media in their lives.
Video games are a frequent concern, particularly as technology continues to advance and gaming becomes more and more realistic. Research shows some mixed effects from video game use.
Though the problem solving and dexterity skills employed can lead to higher intelligence or better motor skills, the violent or other disturbing content in games is of high risk to well being. It’s established that seeing violence can desensitize one to its effects.
As with other types of media mentioned, it’s critical that parents exercise caution about what types of games their children play and how often they do so.
DOES MASS MEDIA DAMAGE HEALTH?
The proliferation of mass media and electronic devices has had profound effects on health. There are numerous physical problems which may arise from this consumption, particularly if left unchecked.
The effects of smartphones often first show up as eye strain and neck pain, the inevitable result of constant screen-time and often slumped positions while using these devices. Obesity is a risk if much time is spent in sedentary activity.
Some research shows links between mass media consumption and anxiety and depression. There can be a change in happiness, social skills, and peace of mind that is attributed to media and the internet.
It is most important to monitor your happiness and health and correlate them with your own practices so you can make informed decisions for your or your family’s well being.
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY?
There are many recommendations for being wise with media consumption.
Parents must be familiar with current sites and channels, and the types of content that their children come into contact with. Ask questions and browse with your child. Set clear and appropriate ground rules for young ages, which then build a strong foundation for future responsible use.
Make sure to discuss the difference between fantasy and reality with your children. If exposed to gratuitous violence and sexuality, children and teens should know these are fantasy, and not the norm or real life. The dangers of violent and risky behavior should be a topic of conversation.
For almost any age from 1- 99, limiting media to a few hours per day is reasonable and enforceable. Discuss education, values, and the intrusion of media regularly with your family.
There is no definitive answer to whether mass media is “good” or “bad”. Research has shown that it can have both positive and negative effects, and often these effects are dependent on how the media is being used and consumed.
The solution isn’t to totally cut yourself off from all mass media or to wholeheartedly embrace every facet of it. Rather, it must be carefully analyzed and evaluated. If you’re a parent, you need to help your children understand both the positives and negatives of things like video games, social media, and streaming television.
Unless you plan on moving to an isolated island with no internet connection, this issue isn’t going away. The best approach is to tackle it head-on, rather than hoping things just work themselves out.
Many people are choosing to engage with mass communication head-on with master’s degrees in mass communications. It’s with this progress we are able to understand the effects of mass media and other emerging social channels have on society currently and in the foreseeable future.
Guest Blogger: “Anna Kucirkova speaks 3 languages has a passion for kids and writing. While she has been to many places in Europe and SE Asia she still wants to explore the rest of the world.”