how i feel about media

i heart media because of the way it makes me feel. it’s funny how the device that is usually associated with a lack of emotion due to it’s robotic manufacturing is so capable of making me feel so much. media makes me laugh and cry, it sometimes excites me or even fools me into thinking that i’m in love. media lets me express myself in so many different ways and gives me the freedom of being able to choose what i want to share or who i want to talk to depending on how i feel. on a bad day, i can use media to binge an entire tv show, and on a good day, i can use media to talk to my best friend who’s 800km away. i love how easily i can talk to people and make new friends through media. i love that i can immediately capture a moment that i’d like to remember 5 years from now.

but sometimes i also absolutely hate media. i hate the fact that i’ll choose to scroll aimlessly on apps that serve me no good, instead of cooking myself a meal. i hate that i can’t skip the ads on youtube. i hate that my messages won’t send as soon as i leave the vicinity of my house. i hate that the media never sleeps so we are always being watched.

the duality of media is wild, but at the end of the day media is either like a companion or a reflection of yourself. it can either make or break your day, it all depends on what you decide to do with your media. love it, or hate it, media’s going to be around for a long time.



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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