why i <3/hate Media

Media is ubiquitous which means its presence is ongoing and can be found everywhere. I have grown to form an ambivalent relationship with Media. On the one hand, it offers multiple opportinities to expand your perspective and learn new things every single day about what seems to be an unlimited amount of subjects. Furthermore, it has facilitated communication to the point where I am able to chat with freinds and family who live thousands of kilometers away and know what is going on 24/7, just with a few taps or clicks on a screen.

However as many say, “Where there is light, there is also darkness”. Meaning there are both pros and cons to Media. On the contrary to Media’s many positive aspects, unfortunately it also contains many fake or negative aspects which impact on a global scale causing poltical conflicts/polarisation, increase in anxiety, self hate etc…

Nevertheless it has become so integrated into our lives that a world without Media is unimaginable and it is only advancing more and more as we go.

So as an optimist, I believe we should treat is as we treat life,in which we just go with it, seeking for the best and learing from our mistakes.



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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