Monday, February 27, 2006

Instead of having magazines printed out weekly or monthly, companies should conserve the enviornment and put these magazines online. They should have a subscription rate so that way they will still make money but they should be put online to make them more accesable to eveyrone and since everything is now being done online.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Marketing

When companies want to sell their products how is it that marketing was created. Do people really need to rely on ads to figure out what the hottest and newest item on the market is? I think so. If we didn't have marketing companies wouldn't be making as much money because no one would know about their new products. The only way that people do make as much money is because the customers see the product through commercials or ads in magazines or billboards and then they go out and buy it. Even though it costs a lot of money, advertising is needed. Even though word of mouth is free advertising, it's not always the best.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Second Life

The idea that people can be living a second life via a virtual world, boggles my mind. Until class, I had never heard of the concept of second life. It really is an interesting concept that people can be living two lives at once. People can be married to someone in the real world and in this virtual world. However, I was wondering if people that play this game think that it is the real world? I suppose I just don't understand how people can get unto the computer and start up a business with their real money even though it's in a virtual community. I think this could be a very interesting way for people to cope with different issues. If someone has a hard time making friends in the real world they can go on this virtual world and be whoever they want to be and have all the friends in the world. It's just a very interesting concept.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Commercials

So, I've been thinking. What's the point of commercials? Yes, I know that it is to show off products but do people actually watch them anymore? In the age of Tivo people just fast forward through the annoying spots that are interupting their shows. I know that it is a huge money maker and that it informs the public of new things, but what would the world be like without commercials? Would we know about new things or would we be aloof beings or would we not even remember what commercials were like?