Social Media & Television

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Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television show, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment, news, and sports.


Worth Watching

The inventor of the television would not let his own children watch TV. He once said to his son “There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet.” – Philo T Farnsworth.


Advertising Cost

In 2021, the cost of a 30-second advertisement was $5.6 million in the Super Bowl broadcast. It is the world’s most costly airtime.


Dreaming TV

Most people dream in color, but those that grew up watching black and white television often dream in black and white.


Unrealistic Expectations

There is something called the “CSI effect”. Because of television crime dramas, jurors have unrealistic expectations of forensic science and investigation techniques.


Social Media TV

When Queen Elizabeth II launched her own YouTube channel, it was fifty years after she first addressed the UK public on TV on Christmas morning.


Recording Video

Sony began selling VCRs in 1970 that were capable of recording television shows. However, Sony was sued by the film studios for copyright piracy. Later on, the US Supreme Court backed Sony.

Television as a new media.

  • “The wheel… is an extension of the foot. The book… is an extension of the eye… Clothing, an extension of the skin...Electric circuitry, an extension of the central nervous system.”

    — Marshall McLuhan

  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

    — Groucho Marx

  • “The television is 'real'. It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn't time to protest, 'What nonsense!'.”

    — Ray Bradbury

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