History Main / NewMediaAreEVil

14th Oct '17 3:16:02 PM nombretomado
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** Hollywood's reaction to television was a panic attack, all but blaming TV for the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem -- something that had been in progress for years due to mismanagement. After the US government won a huge antitrust suit against the studios in 1948, the major studios dumped huge amounts of their libraries to TV syndication companies, deciding they were of little value otherwise (the VCR was still thirty years away). Worse yet, one of the now-liberated theater chains, United Paramount Theaters, merged with Creator/{{ABC}} in 1953. Its parent company Creator/{{Paramount}} smarted over all of this for years, and even had a hand in (trying to) kill the DuMont network -- which just ended up creating Metromedia, the precursor to UsefulNotes/{{FOX}}. Anyway, by the 1960s, all of the majors, even once-mighty Creator/{{MGM}}, had TV production facilities, except Paramount. They were finally forced into it by new owners Gulf + Western in 1968, after G + W bought Creator/DesiluStudios from Creator/LucilleBall (the minors never had a problem with TV, since they didn't own theaters, and Columbia Pictures in particular jumped in head-first way back in 1951).

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** Hollywood's reaction to television was a panic attack, all but blaming TV for the UsefulNotes/FallOfTheStudioSystem -- something that had been in progress for years due to mismanagement. After the US government won a huge antitrust suit against the studios in 1948, the major studios dumped huge amounts of their libraries to TV syndication companies, deciding they were of little value otherwise (the VCR was still thirty years away). Worse yet, one of the now-liberated theater chains, United Paramount Theaters, merged with Creator/{{ABC}} in 1953. Its parent company Creator/{{Paramount}} smarted over all of this for years, and even had a hand in (trying to) kill the DuMont Creator/DuMont network -- which just ended up creating Metromedia, the precursor to UsefulNotes/{{FOX}}. Anyway, by the 1960s, all of the majors, even once-mighty Creator/{{MGM}}, had TV production facilities, except Paramount. They were finally forced into it by new owners Gulf + Western in 1968, after G + W bought Creator/DesiluStudios from Creator/LucilleBall (the minors never had a problem with TV, since they didn't own theaters, and Columbia Pictures in particular jumped in head-first way back in 1951).
10th Sep '17 9:06:02 AM nombretomado
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** Elsewhere in the Franchise/CSIVerse, ''Series/CSICyber'' lives and breathes this trope. The premise is that crooks and psychos are constantly misusing the internet and online technology to endanger innocent people, either for profit or ForTheEvulz; the series plays this for ParanoiaFuel, as [[http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-cyber/community/post/csi-cyber-review-season-1-kidnapping-20-cmnd-crash-killer-en-route-142542924607/ this article]] discusses. (''It can happen to you.'')

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** Elsewhere in the Franchise/CSIVerse, Series/CSIVerse, ''Series/CSICyber'' lives and breathes this trope. The premise is that crooks and psychos are constantly misusing the internet and online technology to endanger innocent people, either for profit or ForTheEvulz; the series plays this for ParanoiaFuel, as [[http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-cyber/community/post/csi-cyber-review-season-1-kidnapping-20-cmnd-crash-killer-en-route-142542924607/ this article]] discusses. (''It can happen to you.'')
4th Sep '17 3:26:58 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_vision_syndrome Computer vision syndrome]], with blurry vision and eye pain involved? Cell phone radiation allegedly causing cancer? Electronic overuse maybe causing health problems? The conclusion is obvious.
17th Aug '17 12:36:07 PM Chytus
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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.

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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] Chatroulette-like program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.
30th Jul '17 9:57:02 AM victor862
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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.

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** Another subversion in a more recent episode -- a Chatroulette-like Chatroulette-like[[http://www.chatsexocam.com]] program alerts the [=CSIs=] to a murder before it's discovered (allowing them to be assured that they'll get the best possible evidence); Mac and Jo both experiment with the program and find it to be interesting, rather than harmful. Jo even uses it to show New York to a serviceman in Afghanistan.
21st Jul '17 3:12:45 PM DavidDelony
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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (the BBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of ITV was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway.

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* In the UK, the problem wasn't with Television (the BBC (Creator/TheBBC commanded too much respect for that), but with ''Commercial Television'' (read:[[MisplacedNationalism American television]]). In the 50s, when the idea of ITV Creator/{{ITV}} was put forward, people started to predict terrible things, as the companies would aim at the lowest common denominator. This led many of the stations of ITV in the 60s being as strait laced as the BBC, for a while anyway. The guardians did have a point when ITV did eventually aim at the lowest common denominator.
18th Jul '17 10:42:55 AM nanakiro
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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.

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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] less]]) showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor then-poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.
18th Jul '17 10:40:31 AM nanakiro
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* It's common to see some form of website have a user-made cartoon about people using social media to better their own status rather than help out whoever they're recording. One particularly memorable cartoon ([[{{Irony}} On]] ''[[{{Irony}} Twitter,]]'' [[{{Irony}} no less]] showed a before-and-after situation concerning a street performer. The first showed him receiving money from passersby and smiling as he plays his guitar. The second shows him playing with a crowd of people surrounding him and no money in his hat at all, instead recording the performance with their phones and explicitly talking about how many Likes they're going to get on Facebook for showing it. Never mind cases where MemeticMutation has helped people get out of their then=poor situations, such as Antoine Dodgson or the Man with the Golden Voice.
10th Jul '17 6:36:57 AM LentilSandEater
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** Well, it's probably brought down the ''average'' quality of all writing published somewhere hugely, [[SturgeonsLaw but...]]



** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable [=AdBlock=] for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved a massive InternetBackdraft for it (although as he himself noted in a later video, far more people complied with his request than complained).

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** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable [=AdBlock=] for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved received a massive InternetBackdraft for it (although as he himself noted in a later video, far more people complied with his request than complained).
10th Jul '17 5:47:36 AM LentilSandEater
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* This seems to be a pretty big plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', as it concerns an evil dictatorship slowly transforming a quiet rural culture into a full-fledged technological cityscape. Most blatant are the "Happy Boxes", which look like television sets or computer monitors, and anyone that ''doesn't'' own one has their house struck by lightning multiple times. Naturally Lucas, being the OnlySaneMan in this situation, is one of the few that doesn't have one.
** Then again, [[WordOfGod Itoi himself in]] [[http://mother3.fobby.net/interview/m3int_03.html this interview]] [[WordOfGod states]] that the Happy Boxes don't represent [=TVs=] or computers or anything. They're just abstract things.
** There's also the implication that this happened before in the form of Midnight Radio, so that whenever it happens it's whatever the New Media at the time is.
* One of the radio stations in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a person call in to say how evil telephones are, and is promptly asked about it by the host of the radio show.
** "[[FunWithAcronyms Citizens Raging Against Phones]]" -- she's calling from a pay phone, and concedes that it's been hard to organize meetings.

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* This seems to be a pretty big plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', as it concerns an evil dictatorship slowly transforming a quiet rural culture into a full-fledged technological cityscape. Most blatant are the "Happy Boxes", which look like television sets or computer monitors, and anyone that ''doesn't'' own one has their house struck by lightning multiple times. Naturally Lucas, being the OnlySaneMan in this situation, is one of the few that doesn't have one.
** Then again,
one. [[WordOfGod Itoi himself in]] [[http://mother3.fobby.net/interview/m3int_03.html this interview]] [[WordOfGod states]] that the Happy Boxes don't represent [=TVs=] or computers or anything. They're just abstract things.
** There's also the implication that this
things. This happened before in the form of Midnight Radio, so that whenever it happens it's whatever the New Media at the time is.
* One of the radio stations in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a person call in to say how evil telephones are, and is promptly asked about it by the host of the radio show.
**
show. "[[FunWithAcronyms Citizens Raging Against Phones]]" -- she's calling from a pay phone, and concedes that it's been hard to organize meetings.
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