Why I Heart My Media

The main reason why I heart my media is that it makes people feel less alone in this crazy world. Whenever we struggle with something, whenever we feel stupid or misunderstood or whenever we just feel a bit down, the internet is there to support us. Think of a teenager who used to be afraid of coming out, but has now found the courage to do it because of a YouTube video. Think of the ’10 things we all secretly do’  blogposts and videos that instantly make us feel less weird. Think of female vloggers that show young girls that it is OK to feel insecure sometimes and that everyone is beautiful no matter what. Think of all the ‘single life’ memes that make us feel, well, less single. And think of shows like ’13 Reasons Why’ that raise awareness for mental health and bullying.
I can literally name hundreds and hundreds of examples like these. It doens’t end. And that’s why I love my media so much; it makes us feel that we are all in this together!

Published by Media Love

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

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