Why I Heart Media Life – Daniel Shaver

What t101 made me realize is how much of a digital footprint we have all left behind without even realizing. Media has become an essential part of our lives in terms of every day functioning to self expression. More and more everyday technology is vastly improving and making media a main staple in almost everything that we do. What t101 made me realize is how us as individuals can manipulate media and use it’s functions to create an image of ourselves for the world to see that can be entirely different than our actual real-life selves. Through social media, the image that we present to the world is what we want it to be. We can enter into a media masquerade, putting whatever mask we chose on to become someone we wish we could be. Media has that power.

What t101 has made me realize is that we have all been blessed with the sheer power of media. Media’s tools are only going to improve and enhance our grasp on our digital world, and now that I have a grasp on the true power of it, I can now see how us as individuals can make a societal impact through our media.

The power is endless. And that is why I heart media

– Daniel Shaver


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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