You and the World: Agent of Change

For the final part of my You and the World project, I created a minute and a half long public service announcement on the problems of media manipulation and the dangers of user generated resources, topics I have been studying for seven months. I decided to create a public service announcement, which I have posted online, partly due to the irony of it being a user generated information piece, but mainly due to the ease at which I can spread the PSA. By using YouTube as the source, I can easily spread the PSA. Even though I am done this project, the video is out there, and it can be used to spread the message.

I was originally going to present the PSA to multiple class advisories, instead of just my own, and to my old school. However, when I contacted them, I didn’t get replies, so I decided to use the internet as an alternate way to spread the information.

This project has made me look at the world in a very slightly different way. I have seen how to take something, and see the good in it after seeing the bad in it. The project has, hopefully, educated all who have viewed my PSA. I was seeking a way to educate people. I have no real way of knowing if it did educate, but that was the goal. I now feel like someone who, given the chance, can make a difference. I have demonstrated to myself the ability to research and compact an idea into one source. This is something that can be applied to anything I decide to research, and I can apply this to multiple things, so it is good practice for future research and change.

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