Just scrolling through some of the hottest blogs/posts of the past few weeks, I have seen a trend which concerns me. Like with most sensational media these days (CNN, Washington Post, Fox News, New York Times, etc), controversial and negative news dominates our lives. Everywhere you go you see things like still and video images of Saddam’s hanging or Britney Spears walking around without underwear for no real reason other than it catches peoples hidden desire for things which are traditionally taboo. There is nothing wrong with knowing about such events; however, to have this constantly being pushed in your face at the sake of other newsworthy items shows lack of integrity instilled in our modern media. Integrity has been replaced with ratings. Content has been replaced with sales. To see so many top blogs/posts which mirror the modern actions of the mainstream media is a bit disappointing.
Here at MODU’s Musings, I will do my best not to post topics of this nature simply to drive up my viewership. While my analysis of Apocalypto or the Antikythera Mechanism might not be as interesting as watching the cell phone video of Saddam dropping to his death, it is family friendly and positive, as well as being self-satisfying. Again, there is nothing wrong with posting the above mentioned items, since the sharing of data is the best way for us to become smarter individuals, and knowledge will set you free. If you are looking for these kind of topics on my site though, you will be highly disappointed.