As social media becomes more and more prominent in our society nowadays, more job opportunities are being created. With the increase in jobs, the size of the competition also increases. As if making any sort of profit isn’t enough, people strive to make the most. Which I cannot say is a bad thing, if you want to be successful don’t let anybody stop you. But what about when your methods to reach your desired profits are no longer moral? You then get something along the lines of a little something called concentration of media ownership. Well actually it’s a big something with a big guy sitting on bags of money, who is also sitting on your information stream. If he doesn’t like what’s coming down the stream, it’s not going to get to the other side that’s for sure. You have one person with a lot of money, with ownership over many media sources, and handing us a lot jargon that has a favourable side to it. When you start to see the money side much more than the moral side, well that’s when you know you’re in trouble. I guess it’s hard to see your morals behind great big dollar signs.
When I start blogging I had to ask myself if I was going to write content that would get me a lot of hits, or write content that was going to do something more than just generate profit. Sure an extra income would be nice, but would the blog do for me what I was hoping it would? I wanted to help people, I wanted to inspire, I wanted to be real with people, because people appreciate the truth. I had to decide if making money made a difference to the goals I had already set in my mind. I also must propose a round of applause to the people who write what people want to hear, and do what people want to see, and what generates profits and make your company look superior to others. Your job must be hard man, I mean, it must be difficult to spend hours cutting every angle of a story just to get a different spin. It must be exhausting for companies to keep track of what is to be kept secret and what must be made public.
As a blogger, I had to ask myself if I was going to do it for the money or it do it for what writing has always done for me before I even knew what money was. Which is when I thought that maybe there could be a balance between success and telling the truth. If little ol’ me could find that balance, what was stopping the big guys? Maybe there would be a demographic for people who wanted to read real stories, real news, and real struggles. While major media corporations are running around worrying about what will sound good or not, they are losing sight of the fact that a little truth goes a long way. Gaining the trust of their people may be beneficial in more ways than one. Maybe some people don’t want the truth, maybe some people can’t handle the truth, but I think that the truth would do so much better than what the spinoffs are doing now. Maybe if the powerful all over the world actually had a little faith in their societies to take the truth and do something positive with it, well maybe it would make the difference. Or maybe I am completely wrong, and perhaps the media tycoons know something we don’t, maybe the truth would hurt us much more than we could imagine. I guess the guy with the money knows best. We really have no idea what the truth holds, and unless we do something about it, I guess we never will.