Before the Internet Boom: How Television Captivated Audiences

The first television was first successfully demonstrated in San Francisco on September 7th, 1927. The booming introduction of television into American homes occurred in the early 1950's, when 9% of homes with televisions in 1950 skyrocketed to 56% in 1954 and 87% by 1960 (Stephens, 2015). This graph clearly demonstrates the insane exponential growth of the … Continue reading Before the Internet Boom: How Television Captivated Audiences

The Uprising of TV Show Communities On the Internet

How did the Internet revolutionize television at the start of the millennium? And how has it changed in the last decade? On September 22, 2004, the first season of the hit (understatement) television drama series LOST commenced, and on May 23, 2010, the last episode of the sixth season aired (Krukowski, 2008). Episodes were released … Continue reading The Uprising of TV Show Communities On the Internet

The Birth of the Global eSport Subculture

League of Legends 2013 World Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Over 100 million people play League of Legends. It's popularity has grown exponentially; some of its matches are played in basketball arenas (Los Angeles Lakers' Staples Center) and soccer stadiums (Seoul's World Cup Stadium) that house over forty thousand fans. Electronic sports … Continue reading The Birth of the Global eSport Subculture

The Millennial Culture: Stark Egocentrism, Revolutionary Absence, and the Uncertain Future

Kids these days, huh? Every generation since the discovery of fire must be required to say this on their 40th birthday. These young people are lazy, entitled, and shallow, according to the older generation. Are we doomed? Will they sit on their phones and computers all day and stop wanting to learn about physics, chemistry, … Continue reading The Millennial Culture: Stark Egocentrism, Revolutionary Absence, and the Uncertain Future

What the Future of Internet Entertainment Entails

What will the future of entertainment on the Internet bring? Theater, radio, television, landlines, computers, smart phones, what is next? Interactive entertainment. Entertainment delights us through sound and sight. Engaging every human sense is the future of entertainment through making the experiences feel as real, intense, and immersive as possible. Humanity originally presented information using only … Continue reading What the Future of Internet Entertainment Entails