The Good & The Bad of Subliminal Messaging

Subliminal messaging, a long history of mental manipulation in advertising exists that controls consumer behavior, often without the viewer's knowledge, dates back to 1957. There are many forms of subliminal messaging, but the tactic is mostly used in advertising. Many marketers will plant a hidden message in an advertisement that is below the audience's threshold… Continue reading The Good & The Bad of Subliminal Messaging

Tattoed New Haven cop’s career at stake

New Haven, Connecticut Police Officer Jason Bandy put his job on the line at the police department when he got three additional face tattoos, from the many that already covered his arms and neck. When hired back in 2008, departmental policy had no problem with his visible body tattoos which featured illustrations of a poker… Continue reading Tattoed New Haven cop’s career at stake

Algorithmic Censorship – the future of censorship?

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming used more frequently in the world of business, but we definitely haven't seen the end of it, at this point in time - really it's just the beginning. AI is quickly starting to replace humans in the way that it can react to data faster and more efficiently than most… Continue reading Algorithmic Censorship – the future of censorship?

Rapper loses partnership over offensive lyrics

Just surpassing the 6-year anniversary of the original record release, I want to highlight a situation that was recognized when a famous rapper used offensive words as lyrics and, in return, received some negative, yet necessary, consequences. Released on February 15, 2013 by Rocko featuring Future and Rick Ross; a rap song called "U.O.E.N.O," included… Continue reading Rapper loses partnership over offensive lyrics

Is the modern audience “too sensitive”?

Censorship is interesting because we do not always realize that the media we come across has already been altered to the author's liking and we may not really be aware of what is and what is not censored online.  I find modern media censorship most interesting.  As a public, many people have began to form… Continue reading Is the modern audience “too sensitive”?