The number of commercials shown in an hour of television has increased over the past five years, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town. In fact, the estimated revenue of the U.S. broadcasting industry is said to be about $125 billion! These statistics seem crazy, but can you believe that in 2010 an average U.S. consumer spent 5h 25.5min daily with TV?!
Why am I talking about broadcasting on an early childhood blog? Today’s TBT post is in regards to an Olympic commercial. One of my ‘strengths‘ is learner and I thought about how often I see those around me “plugged in”. Commercials aren’t just shown on the home television set anymore. They’re all around us: on our devices, digital billboards, city buses, etc. I’d say there are both drawbacks and benefits to this. Your thoughts? Reply below.
Blogging has been a part of my life for nearly 8 years. It has been enjoyable to look back in the archives because I have forgotten about many of the posts. It’s like a small time capsule – a window back in time. Every Thursday, I’ll be sharing one post from the archives for Throw Back Thursday. This week’s post comes from Feb. 2010:
There has been a lot of news coverage of the Olympics lately. You probably have a favorite sport to watch and athletes that you cheer on. You may stay up way too late watching finals when you know you should be sleeping. You may have seen some awesome moments and perhaps some horrific ones as well. BUT you probably haven’t seen this…