Why I Heart Media

There are so many reasons why media have made our lives easier and in many ways better – these are just a few of my personal favourites:
1.no more getting lost (thanks google maps)
2.endless opportunity to educate yourself. Media allows us to connect in ways that were never possible before – bringing together communities, raising awareness and educating each other!!  When everybody gets the opportunity to have a voice (which most people, thanks to media, now do) people start to understand that not everybody goes through life with the same privileges and that people experience life in very different ways.
3. Social media as a form of self expression -express to your network/the world your stance on political/societal issues, your personal style/aesthetic, movies/literature/art that you created or just appreciate, how you feel at the moment, etc. Everybody has some kind of version of you in their heads, but on social media you get to create your own persona – you get to choose what you want people to see, what your favourite parts about yourself are.
4. In awkward situations I can take out my phone and pretend I’m texting. even though I’m probably just playing candy crush. (Anyone wanna play “What’s the saddest app on your phone”???)

Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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