To be honest at first I didn’t think I would enjoy writing these blog posts, I thought it would be a complete bore. However this has not been the case and instead I have found it very interesting, reading other people’s thoughts and opinions has been very fascinating and educational. For this blogpost I didn’t know what to write, so I decided to focus on my favourite lecture from this module which was media convergence.
This topic made me realise how much technology has advanced within our society, and how teenagers are fully immersed in their phones they forget to appreciate the little things in life. For example as soon as I wake up the first thing I do is check my social media accounts, Facebook first, next twitter and lastly Instagram. This has become my routine every morning, and if I ever forget to do this, I feel as if I haven’t started my day right. This just shows how addicted I am to social media, even after I have my morning check-up , I still have to look at my phone and my social media platforms constantly throughout the day.
And so sometimes I wonder whether or not the advancement in technology and the media is a good thing? Yes there has been positive outcomes, such as the ability to connect with your family and friends at the click of a button. But personally I think the negative outcomes such as bullying, identity theft and privacy breach outweigh the negatives. Ask yourself this question would you be able to survive without the internet, social media and our mobile phones?