My love-hate relationship with media

Why I hate media? It consumes people. Nowadays a lot of people are obsessed with getting likes, followers, shares etc. I don’t believe that that was the purpose of its creation. It can turn into an unhealthy obsession really quick. I don’t like that about media.

But I secretly also love media. I’ve worked and lived abroad for a while and for me it is a great way to stay in touch with my family and friends over there. I don’t get to see them a lot and I enjoy seeing what they are up to. Without media, we probably would not be in contact anymore. Also, I really suck at remembering birthdays, so Facebook is my savior. 

I will probably never be able to say goodbye to media. I will, however, live my life with a locked account, only following the people that are close to me, and not posting more than 2 photos per year. As I believe that media was created for this purpose. Everyone is free to post as often as they want, I won’t judge anyone for that. This is just how I chose to do it. 

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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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