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Personal iden.y - people may use the media to 'make over' or to modify their iden.y. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, allow people to use the media to present their particular iden.ies to the wider world in a way that they can control..Gendered Media: The Influence of Media on Views of Gender Julia T. Wood aging so that people over 60 make up a major part of our population; within this group, women significantly time television in 1987, fully two-thirds of the speaking parts were for men. Women are portrayed as signifi-.At.udes, Belief's and Behaviors. The previous picture and poem is a clear example of propaganda which is a form of persuasion used to influence people's at.udes, beliefs, and behaviors..Mmedia is a significant force in modern culture, particularly in America. Sociologists refer to this as a mediated culture where media reflects and creates the culture. Communities and individuals arearded constantly with messages from a mul.ude of sources including TV, billboards, and magazines, to name a few..