Media: A love- hate relationship

My usage of media has always mainly consisted of the following reasons; Communication, Escapism and Surveillance. As a very curious human being, I have always found myself indulging in media for more than 6hours a day unconsciously. This includes activities such as gaming, texting and scrolling through posts via social media platforms. I love the accessibility, features and user-friendly utilities provided by my Phone, Tablet and Television. The simplicity allows me to respond to my parents who live over 9000km+ away from me and keep me connected as if I was there in person. It is amazing how realistic it all is and how easily I forget where I am for the time being.

Additionally, it is the same with video games. I acknowledge the fact that I am dragged into this world of media where everything just does not matter that much anymore. I can do anything, and be anything I want with, and without revealing my Identity. The next thing I know is it has been two hours past the time I began and yes, I hate it.

I hate the way that I indulge myself so much that I completely lose the sense of time and self awareness. I also hate that as much as I try to refuse the usage, the more I am drawn towards it.

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Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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