Why I <3 my media

I love my media because I am able to stay in touch with the people I love. I moved to Amsterdam on my own, and left all my friends and family in my hometown. However I don’t have a chance to feel alone because I can still speak to my family and friends through media.

Thanks to media, I know what my dog is doing everyday and it only takes me a few seconds to ask my siblings how they’re doing at school. I can see my boyfriend everyday through FaceTime even though he lives in the UK. I know  my friends are having a good time without actually being there, thanks to Snapchat. I know what amazing places my friend has seen in Dubai thanks to Instagram. I’m even updated on the latest gossip in my hometown, while I’m far away.

I am able to connect with the people I care about on so many different levels. I see photo’s of them almost every day, I can hear their voice whenever I feel like and it’s even possible to see their moving faces. I love my media, because without it, I wouldn’t be able to stay close to them.

Rosalie Bril


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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