Saturday, February 16, 2008

New media and you

What I always find interesting is how technology changes our lives without anyone really noticing.

For example, over two years ago, there was the subway bombings in London. This was one of the first times video cell phones became a valuable reporting tool. News crews could not get down there, but people who were trapped could send the footage in to TV stations, and did.

Now, let's take a look at this situation.

A 14 year old skateboard kid claims a police officer was a jerk and hit him. The police officer claims this isn't the truth. Who do you believe? Well, in this case, one of the kid's friends happened to have his cell phone with him, and recorded it. It's ended up on Youtube, and as a result, the police officer has been suspended.

I really feel like there is no way the police would have believed this kid without this video.

Link to video

Link to news story

Just another example of how technology changes the world, one day at a time.

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