The Media and You

So much information everyday. As we are bombarded daily, we might get the illusion that we are actually being offered many different perspectives by traditional media because it appears the number of companies that we are dealing with has expanded. Not so.

Based on an excellent infographic from Frugal Dad, the reality is that media sources have never been more consolidated. Here are some interesting nuggets from the analysis.

1. In the US, six media giants control 90% of all TV, news, radio and film. (General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS)

2. In 1983, 90% was controlled by 50 companies

3. 232 media executives control what is being seen by 277 million Americans

4. The Big 6 control 70% of your cable

5. 178 million unique users read Time Warner news every month

6. News Corp owns the top newspaper on three continents – North America, Europe and Australia

7. Clear Channel owns 1,200 radio stations

So even though there is more, there is actually less.

And I am sure that is why you read blogs!raphic report here –

Access the full infog

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What is a Cloud?

Growing up we learned about clouds, the ones that we see in the sky.  We learned that they had a number of names such as cumulus, stratus, cirrus and nimbus.  These clouds were responsible for our weather, our views and sometimes our amazement.

In our rapidly changing technology world, clouds have taken on new names; Amazon, Google, Apple, Carbonite and many others.  The term most often used is Cloud Computing.  So what is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services.   Simply put, if you need a music file, Word document, application, picture, object or just about anything else digital, you can now store it and access it from any device in the cloud.

Enjoy the view!