When you ask me why I heart my media, I don’t really know how to anwser that question. The truth is that I can barely remember a live without my media. My media has become a part of me and to what extent can you love a part of yourself?

The things we did as a kid, like playing outside, playing board games, reading a book, have all been replaced by the media. Nowadays children grow up with tablets and play games on their tablets, instead of boardgames. They even read stories on their tablets, books are no longer cool nowadays.

When I grew up, I got a mobile phone when I was 11. Nowadays children get a mobile phone or/and a tablet when they’re 6. Sometimes I’m jealous of them, because they have so much fun ways of learning, but then I think of how those children will never enjoy the fun of board games. I love to learn form paper, but i think in a while the children will never experience that. Despite all that sort of things, I can’t live without my media.

When your mobile phone is broken, you will notice how much you depend on him. I call the mobile phone a him, because a lot people see their mobile phone as their baby. I think that says enough.

I love my media, because it cheers me up when I’m down. I can stay in touch with my friends, even when I’m on the other side of the world. My media allows me to stay on top things that would require an amount of time to find without it. I know what all my friends are doing and where they are. I can play games on my phone when I’m bored. I always know when it’s going to rain and if I have to bring an umbrella. My media helps me to move from one place to another.

I heart my media, because of all the above reasons. My media is a part of me and I depend on it.

Maaike de Lang

Social media in real life


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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