Communication, in all its wonderful forms has become the glue that binds societies together, and no where is that more true than in the United States. In a period of less than nine decades, since radio first seeped invisibly through walls and into American homes, we have become a communication obsessed society—radio, television, satellite, cell phone, the internet, texting, IMing, and the list goes on and on. Even this blog is a manifestation of our communication addiction. But it is that very addiction which makes our society act and react; after all, a presidential candidate can no longer spin a story without someone finding and posting an old video clip that contradicts his statement.
Communication has infiltrated and influenced every component of our society, from sports, to religion, and entertainment to politics. But everything we see, say and do today has its roots in America’s first mass communication boom during the 1920s when radio dominated American society. This blog will be dedicated to the incredible world of American communications; we’ll look at every aspect of this dynamic part of the fabric of our society, never hesitating to point out the inconsistencies and hypocrites, along with the brilliant uses of media and communications. We will be current, lively, and opinionated, and as the Presidential campaign unfolds with its ever-increasing attacks and counter-attacks filling the airwaves and the internet, we’ll be sure to point out the good, the bad, and the truly ugly.
We’ll keep you posted, so be sure to stay tuned, or at least, on-line.