Importance Of Broader Sources Of Knowledge

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Broader Sources of Knowledge In ancient times, people passed on survival experience to the next generation through oral method. Later, various ways such as making ropes, drawing pictures on walls, and characters emerged to record daily events. People record daily life in order to educate next generation so that the next generation of people can live a better life. With the advent of photographic film, the recording process becomes more and more lifelike and vivid. With the rapid development of Internet and digital technology, human society entered the era of information explosion. Although the information explosion poses a series of negative effects, the channels of acquiring knowledge become increasingly abundant. The new media invented in …show more content…
With the popularity of the network, a lot of information springs out instantly. There is too much useless and false information. What is worse, because of the feature of spreading information fast, the bad influence posed by the rumors spread through network can be much more severe than that transmitted through the traditional media. Take Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, as an example. As we all know, everyone can issue or modify entries anonymously on Wikipedia, unlike the case of books whose content should be examined by authorities. That is to say, a great deal of information on Wikipedia is unreliable. Some of the information may be released by the people who have no specialized knowledge, and some of the information might be made up, which is probably misleading to readers and poses obstacles for readers to find true and correct information. However, some sources of information can be trusted, such as formal websites specializing in researches, electronic books in libraries, and the government websites. By surfing these authoritative websites people can reach the reliable sources of information they want. Therefore, people have to learn how to distinguish the deceptive and true information and knowledge, and it is undeniable that the birth of various new media really enrich people’s accesses to …show more content…
Diverse ways to release information also attract people’s attention to information and knowledge. Take television programs as an example. With the emergence of the film, the video recording becomes more and more popular. With the popularity of television, TV shows largely enrich people’s entertainment and become the main way to convey information. People are attracted to different styles of TV shows. In the United States, there is a program called "The Daily Show", which is famous for criticizing traditional news. In the show, a comedian plays the role of host, and ridicules the traditional current news with humor. Though the “The Daily Show” is not as formal as the traditional news broadcasting, and it can never replace the traditional news, as Jason Zinser mentioned in his article "The Good, the Bad, and The Daily Show","One important difference between The Daily Show and traditional media sources is that "fake" news typically doesn 't gather the news, but rather comments on stories reported by traditional news "(373). The Daily Show does not collect and report the news as traditional news program, instead it processes traditional news. Based on traditional news, The Daily Show has been criticizing and satirizing the traditional news. The humorous style of daily shows easily attracted me. As an international student

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