What ‘hearting’ media means to me

It’s hard for me to define my relationship with media. Media has a lot of perks but it does not always make me feel good, about myself but also about other things that do not have anything to do with me.

I love being able to have contact with friends and family that I don’t get to see everyday. I love how, if I have to wait for something or someone, my phone can keep me from getting bored or not feeling at ease because of all the people staring at you. I love how media gives me the opportunity to see what is going on in other sides of the world, good or bad.

On the other hand, I am not sure how I feel about the fact that media is taking over industries and the fact that staying anonymous is almost impossible: every website you visit needs you to accept their cookies, give out information etc. There are camera’s recording your every move on every corner of the street etc. Even though I don’t have to stay anonymous and hidden, it would be nice to know that if I wanted to, I could.

To conclude, I am not always a fan of all the sides that media has but media bring me joy as well and because media will be a big part of our lives, I’ll just focus on that.

Student number: 13951033


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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