You know, everybody thought y2k was blown out of proportion because nothing happened, but at least a few of us know the the difference between a misfire and a dodged bullet, and know that nothing happened was the best possible outcome and was the result of tireless efforts by nameless heroes like yourself. Clinton holds a press conference in washington and says there is good news and bad news — the good news is there really is a god, and the bad news is the world will end next week bill gates returns to microsoft and holds an full employee conference, saying he has good news and great news. The reasonable person's guide to y2k contains common sense information, presented in common sense terms, for common sense people who have a life other than y2k this guide includes jeff modic's widely published reasonable y2k expectations. Portland's y2k plan calls for groups of roughly 150 households, or about 10 city blocks, each coordinated by a volunteer block leader each group will receive a workbook and literature explaining the year 2000 computer problem, potential consequences and appropriate ways to prepare for contingencies.
Y2k and the apocalypse the year 2000, the start of a new millennium, is fast approaching for certain religious groups that believe in an apocalyptic vision of the end times, this dramatic turn of the century signals tremendous upheaval in the world, a period when chaos will prevail. According to a recent study released by non-profit anxiety uk, over half of the social media users polled said facebook, tw breaking news tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the. Analyses using data from 2 regional probability samples taken in late 1999 show that perceptions about the potential effects of news messages influenced public anxiety about the y2k situation and beliefs that other people would overprepare for the new year. A paranoid person is someone who has an unfounded fear that others intend to harm them many people have some degree of paranoia and the effects lasted about 90 minutes webmd health news.
In the second instalment of our irregular series 'getting it wrong' we go back to the end of the last millenium and examine the y2k bug predictions. For instance, an external locus of control—that is, a dispositional tendency to believe that one's outcomes are controlled by external forces—is correlated with interpersonal mistrust and paranoia (mirowsky & ross, 1983) and belief in conspiracy theories (hamsher, geller, & rotter, 1968. The loss of confidence in our leadership over time, and a rising distrust of the news media some people exploit these fears for profit using social media i remember that a lot of characters cashed in on the unfounded fears of y2k. Consider: it began the very second y2k paranoia proved unwarranted then came a presidential election in turmoil, hanging chads and all nearly 3,000 people were murdered by terrorists on sept 11.
News corp is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. The rebuke by zeid ra'ad al-hussein said the president's words could incite violence and had potentially dangerous consequences outside the united states. Disaster reporting and sensationalism: new york times coverage of y2k jrl 320 december 14, 1998 rebecca l ash an examination of media coverage of the year 2000 computer crisis, or y2k, in the new york times during the first nine months of 1998. Y2k millennium concerns well, we find it amazing that we even have to discuss this topic the popular media have made such a big thing about y2k concerns that a lot of people seem genuinely worried. News reports in america, though, had their intended effect, which was to weaken the johnson administration and the american public's support of the war it took seven years, but the communists' failed offensive ultimately gave them south vietnam thanks in large part to us media coverage.
Y2k in context (paul swann) my friend paul swann has written a fine article (a meditation, he calls it) on y2k in the context of an unjust and oppressive global economic order y2k as symptomatic and emblematic of an insanely imbalanced system of things. Some users report psychotic effects like extreme anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations 1 the cannabinoid compounds found in synthetic marijuana act on the same cell receptors as those affected by the thc in natural marijuana. This is the way that news of the y2k bug has spread while the actual bug will have no, if any, lasting effects, media groups have made a simple programming glitch into the end of civilization the second largest reason people fear y2k is because of a fear of computers.
Daniel and jason freeman: the largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals. Still, because there were no huge, sensational stories to report, and the world did not disintegrate into a riotous mob of computer-deprived cavemen, the news media dismissed y2k as a hoax. Although the market has traditionally been more sensitive to uncertainty than it is to bad news, and although the effects of the y2k problem were uncertain as the end of 1999-dec approached, the markets did not appear to be adversely effected. Kate spade's death and the unintentional consequences of suicide coverage kate spade's death is a tragedy it became a spectacle ethicists say irresponsible news coverage can lead to suicide.
Free media papers, essays, and research papers responsibilities of the media - 1) the primary role of media delivering the news to the public is to gather and report news that is true, fair, honest, accurate, non-biased and non-critical. While many now decry the media hype and billions of dollars spent on the y2k bug when no major consequences have occurred, the early efforts were what prevented serious problems from occuring.
Parkland college a with honors projects honors program 2014 paranoid schizophrenia in the media sarah pawlicki parkland college open access to this article is brought to you by parkland college's institutional repository,spark: scholarship at parkland. People with schizophrenia often experience fear, confusion, and paranoia it is a chronic mental health condition that affects a person's thought processes, making it difficult to think clearly. Nasa astronaut anne mcclain, along with her crewmates, david saint-jacques of the canadian space agency and oleg kononenko of the russian space agency roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the international space station in a news conference at 2 pm edt thursday, sept 6, at nasa's johnson space center in houston. The y2k audit scrutinizes everything from software/hardware inventories, y2k solutions and test results to contingency plans, building-system electronics and y2k credit-risk reports on major customers.