I heart my media, because my media hearts me.
So, I was born 1995 and here’s my brief timeline using media:
1998: My very first kid’s cassette recorder sing along with a microphone.
Only got this because my parents probably wanted me to stay busy and be creative.
1999: My father gave me a self-recorded tape with songs for my 4th birthday.
Only to have music at my party.
2000: My first MP3 Player/Radio from a Barbie surprise egg.
Only got this because it was my sisters birthday and my parents thought I’d get jealous.
2003: My first credit cell phone – a Nokia.
Only to call/text my parents for emergencies.
2005: My first blue iPod Nano.
Only to listen to music and play Bricks.
2006: My first digital Sony camera.
Only to be able to take pictures/videos, and wouldn’t annoy my dad to always use his analog camera.
2008: My first and only time I created my Facebook account.
Only too add school friends.
2009: My first touchscreen smartphone – a Samsung.
Only to send text or call people.
(…and everyone knows that when you “press the (internet) button”, your parents would rage)
2010: My first MacBook – the old white one.
To use the laptop for school work.
2010: My first iPhone – the iPhone 4.
To be updated with my environment and the media world.
2012: My first iMac.
To use it for school, because my MacBook broke.
2014: My first DSLR camera – a Nikon.
To use for taking pictures/videos of family trips and other occasions.
2014: My first MacBook Pro.
To use it for school, because the white MacBook broke and the iMac cannot be taken to school.
2015: My first self-purchased iPhone 6.
To have a functioning phone again, as my iPhone 4 got slower and slower.
Why did I make a timeline? I wanted to see how much media I posess since I was born. I must say it shocked me, but at the same time I told myself “it’s okay”. I said it was okay, because without my media I would have not been able to live the kind of I life I lived until now. Staying in touch, calling/texting people and family, taking pictures or recording videos, having access to the internet 24/7 and saving memories. So, to answer your question: Why do I heart media?
As you can read above, most of my life included media and I felt like I needed to have certain media in order to pursue specific things. This is why I believe “I heart my media, because my media hearts me”, as it is a two-way street relationship where we give and take.
- We take the functionalities of the media to give something to society and our environment.
- The media gives us its functionalities to allow us to give something to society and our environment.
Either way, we go hand-in-hand.
Media, I love you.