Portrayals of Families in Advertising: Are these Real?

Portrayals of families in advertising are nothing new. The earliest instance of family portrayal can be found in the ads produced before the industrial revolution. However, there have been controversies on whether these portrayals are based on reality or just presented in front of the consumers to increase sales. Some experts argue that these ads …

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You are a Human, not a Hanger!

“Catwalk model: 5’9″ – 6″ Bust 32″-36″ Waist 22″-26″ Hips 33″-35″ | Description: very thin with fantastic posture”. These requirements are posted by a fashion model recruiting agency. These guidelines clearly show that a skinny body can give a girl a modeling job, even if she does not possess any knowledge about modelling. This picture …

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Internet Privacy and National Security: The Pursuit for Perfect Balance

On the backdrop of the recent celebrity private photo leak, the debate on Internet privacy and personal information secrecy heated up again. The concern for privacy on the Internet originated from the beginning of computer networking. However, the definition of Internet privacy is not so straightforward. Basically, Internet privacy can be of two forms. One …

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Net Neutrality Debate: Is the Internet a Public Utility?

When I am writing this blog, thousands of companies, organizations and individuals are observing the “Internet Slowdown Day”, demanding for a free and unbiased internet for all. Companies and organizations from different sectors have joined forces to fight against the discriminatory policy of the giant ISPs. This movement is claiming that giant cable companies (Comcast, …

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E-cigarette Advertising: Who is to Blame?

“Make the Switch Today and Live Healthier”, “Slim, Charged, Ready to Go” or “I have made the switch, will you?” These statements sound enthusiastic, right? At the very first impression, it may seem that somebody is promoting any food or wellness product. However, these are some mantras of popular vapor cigarette brands. Vapor cigarette, widely …

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