Why I heart media?

Because when you smile, I smile.

No, I’m not quoting Justin Bieber’s 2010 hit single “U Smile”. But his lyrical mastermind has captured the essence of what I love about media quite well.

You see, I just love the way other people get all excited when talking about their favorite movie, series, or podcast. Or when they can’t stop giggling when they show me the meme they’ve been crying laughing over all night. Or when I see them blushing and smiling to themselves, talking to their favorite person online on their phones. 

Of course, I’ve had these experiences myself as well. There are forms of media, in particular movies and music, that have quite literally changed my life. People I’ve met on the internet who are bound to be life-long friends, and one of them possibly my future husband. If it wasn’t for Facebook, I wouldn’t be able to keep in touch with people I love and hold dear to my heart so easily.

Ultimately, I think the things that spark joy in people make the world a better place. And the media plays a big part in that. So that’s why I love media.

student ID: 14023350

Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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