Introduction to Popular Culture Studies


Posted by amycorysite on April 27, 2017

The conclusion to our textbook, “Spreadable Media” emphasized how today all individuals in our day and age are able to spread media content. Because of this, the concept itself is of great significance to the way in which we going about spreading such content. Due to the fact that most media spreads at a viral rate has created a great amount of anxiety for corporate companies. Many of these companies still think they have the ability to control and pick apart how media is spread, but those days no longer exist. In relation, we finally find out the symbolism behind the decorative dandelions lining our pages and blog! Dandelions produce 2,000 every year; in which, they then blossom and blow off in the wind. The concept behind the dandelions relates to the way many writers and artists gravitate towards participatory systems that allow them to reach out to the audiences that would relate best to their content.  The “dandelion-style tragedy” is an example of the way writers and artists go about producing a large amount of their content on the Internet. In turn, they then have their followers spread the vast content for them. In doing so, even those who start out as the most insignificant writers and artists can then gain a larger readership over time. A prime example of this concept are Grassroots content creators. These creators are the result in pushing corporate companies off the grid in their attempt to continue to control the spread of media on the Internet.


One Response to “Conclusion”

  1. faythleighann said

    Probably in every argument of interaction we have that relates to our class topic, we’ll think of our discussions and be able to share that information with others. This concept is an example of what spreadable media really is. we have information that most people don’t consider but it is valuable to our culture. As many of us have mentioned this is also why a dandelion is a great choice for illustrating the idea.

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