Why I Heart My Media

Why I Heart My Media? It is a question I don’t often think about. Media are so integrated in my life that I take them for granted. However, the moments I realize I do love my media is when they stop working or when somebody I care about moves away. For me, media and especially social-media, gives me the ability to keep in touch with friends, family, loved ones who live far away, on other continents.

Even though keeping in touch over social-media is not the same as seeing each other in real life, it is something. And it definitely is something we all take for granted. Think about it, how special is it that we can send a message to a friend on the other part of town but we can just as easily send a message to a friend in America. For me that is the main reason why I heart my media. It gives me the possibility to keep in touch with friends and family when I don’t have the opportunity to be there and interact face to face.

Florence Hautekeete

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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