Love for media.

Social media has always been a big part of my identity and for me a freedom of expression without having to fear someone’s judgement. Growing up in a small country, there is not much diversity in it- government promotes racism, homophobia and the population of people of colour is basically non-existent. As a teenager social media helped me gain self-confidence in myself, be woke about circumstances that take place in other countries and learn more about other cultures. On top of that, social media has given a voice to people who it was taken away from due to not having the right financial status and helped with the job marketing. So, when people tend to downside social media, it makes me irritated because usually the reason for their accusation is that it is unhealthy. Although, Apple has developed many softwares in order for people to lower their usage on certain apps and phone in general, even applications like Instagram have given us the ability to choose who we follow, therefore it makes people’s assertions irrelevant and supports the claim that it is up to us how we choose to manage our time and focus.



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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