Media has been a great asset to my relationship with my distant relatives and my immediate family. Being very conservative people they would always reject the opportunity to connect to the rest of the world. Nevertheless, studying in Amsterdam is the best thing that happened to the relationship with my parents. Weirdly enough, but moving almost 2000km away from my family united us greatly. In order to keep in touch they started using all sorts of social media.

So many things they couldn’t or wouldn’t ever say to my face are being sent in a simple telegram message. Funny enough, I am now studying various possible reasons for them to act this way. Even though I am yet to find out whether anything has changed in live conversations, them joining social medias has been nothing but amazing.


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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