Too Much Information Bland Summary

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The increasing prevalence of digital technology has created widespread debate of the implications of excessive use of mobile phones. Since being introduced into society, mobile phones have received much media attention as considerable debates arise in questioning the supposed dangers of overusing them. In conjunction with research carried out by Brainhealth research project, Dr. Bland’s feature article “Too much information” argues that the overexposure of mobile phones can put Australians at the risk of ‘brain burnout.’ Accompanied by a cartoon, the article seeks to make Australians more aware of the dangers posed mobile phones. The author employs a confident but balanced tone to stress to his audience about the risks associated with overexposure of mobile phones. Bland use of inclusive language such as “our”,” we” and “I” allow him to create a sense of community between his audience and himself. The author draws the attention of the audience by saying that “our” obsession with phone calls and text messages is “increasing stress levels” and is “the chief source of mental exhaustion.” The readers believe that the author is a credible source as…show more content…
The article, by James Bland, contains a cartoon depiction of a person’s head and various captions that include “I’m on the train…running late…it’s me?” These phrases represent the ‘brain burnout’ affect outlined in the title of the article. The image demonstrates the side effects of the “overuse and abuse” of mobile phones. Such a direct approach coaxes the audience to see the potential dangers related to mobile phones. Readers are challenged with the reality that mobile phones are harmful and thus, are more likely to limit their usage. Dr. James Bland is able to position his audience to agree with his contention and believe that overexposure to mobile phones will in fact put Australians at risk of a ‘brain
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