A college student at URI is more likely to dress more along the same lines as a student at UCLA vs a Rhode Island resident. This is because as college students, we flock to similar sources of media. The mass media is very impressionable on our age group because we are trying to leave an impression on our peers, professors, and potential employers. According to the NCBI, (link at bottom) the mass media has a direct impact on us as youths and carries through into our adulthood. The different type of media affect us in different ways. For example, if we see a post by a blogger that we like, we are more likely to follow them on other forms of social media; such as twitter, instagram, and facebook. That blogger will most likely influence our style and many people may reference her posts for inspiration.
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Not only are students at URI, and UCLA similar, but students in Shanghai, China have access to the same material. All forms of media can be reached globally in a matter of seconds. We are living in a different age where anyone and everyone can access information globally. A young adult in Mississippi can live stream the fashion show in Milan, Italy without an invitation. The media is changing fashion and we now have access to nearly anything that requires an invitation.