No, I would not speak out against my government if those consequences were a possibility. I do not know the circumstances and I don’t think there is anything that would be that serious for me to go to jail over.
Spin doctors take situations that happen and spin them to make them seem like a good thing rather than a bad thing. Yes, because we don’t look at facts, we only look at what the media tells us. Spin doctors help the companies that are in crisis or whoever they are positively effecting by spinning the situation.
Yes they do lose their First Amendment rights when they enter the schoolhouse. There is an immaturity level when you are in a schoolhouse. You don’t get those rights until you are 18 because you are a kid. School administrators should be able to freely censor student publications because of their ignorance and need for guidance.
I have 4 different types of social medial. I have Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and an Academic Twitter. I communicate with my friends and keep up with a few celebrities and with my Twitter account I post my attendance and other academic things. I do not post on my social media hardly ever. I don’t like people knowing my business. Every once in a while I will share an article on my Facebook but I mainly use them to keep up with people. If someone wants to keep up with me they can message me but I don’t like everyone to know my business.
I watch TV when I have free time when I go home some weekends. I usually watch live sports with my dad because it is a way that we bond. I don’t think that you can watch to much sports honestly. I haven’t watched TV since Sunday because I am back at college and have had a lot of work to get done. The last thing I watched was NFL football.
I started my 24 hours of no media at 8 pm the Sunday before Thanksgiving. That’s about the time that I went to sleep that night because I got up at 2 am to go duck hunting. I met my buddies at the store and took off from there to go to the duck hole. I slept the entire way there and I did miss my phone and the music at times on the way there and during the hunt. When I got home at about 2 that afternoon I went to my room and slept til about 5 pm. I woke up and asked my sister to go get something to eat and we sat in the floor of my room and talked til 8 pm when I could have my phone back.
At times during the ride to and from duck hunting it was very tough for me not to want my phone or to listen to music. While we were hunting and times were slow I wanted my phone but I would just engage in a conversation with someone instead. It honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. That was the first time me and my sister had a good conversation since we started college this fall. It made me feel good with the conversations that I had with people and it was very needed.
There were times that I was very bored and I wondered what all of my friends were doing and I wanted to get my phone and check social media but I just took my mind off of it. I didn’t think it was nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I slept better because I wasn’t worried about people trying to get ahold of me that day. I surprised myself that I wasn’t going crazy that day
I rate myself at a 5. I think that I can very easily get away from media when I want to but I do enjoy it and like having it a lot. I do plan on not allowing the media to control me as much as I have allowed it to in the past. I watched the way the media consumes people while I was sitting there bored and it was sad. I think this is a very good thing that everyone should do to see how much the media does control people. It will definitely make you realize how much the media controls you.
iPods and MP3 players effect our interaction with people by isolating us from each other. When you put in headphones you don’t worry about other people and you also can’t hear them. Many people wear headphones so that they can’t hear their surroundings. Media is allowing us to isolate ourselves from the world.
In today’s society the media is everything, the whole world revolves around media. I learned a lot about myself over this three week span. I learned that the amount of time I spend texting and watching Netflix is outrageous. The time that I spend watching pointless TV, continuously scrolling through Facebook, and just surfing the web is honestly sad. I never noticed how much my face is buried in my phone even while with good company. I spend at least a couple hours a day on social media and I basically text the entire time that I’m awake. My media usage usually peeks after I get my homework done because of all of the free time. I’m on media less on the weekends because I am usually hanging out with my friends. It is scary how much the media consumes/uses me.
This tracking of my media has taught me that I either have way too much time on my hands or I’m not doing what I should be getting done. Either way you look at it I use media way more than I should. I do use my social media to keep up with my family since I moved up here. This past Monday I saw where my nephew was born and got to see a picture. I talk to my parents and the rest of my family a lot. I have a very close family that all lives within an hour drive of everyone and I decided to move almost 4 hours away. The media is a great way to keep up with family. I don’t go out much but I enjoy seeing my friends have a good time and knowing what all of my peers are doing. Social media allows me to look at these things from the comfort of my bed. I don’t do the whole partying, “YOLO” scene like a lot of my peers do but I don’t hold that against them. Where I live enables me to use media on my laptop because I can plug up my Ethernet cable and the internet is much faster. I live in Arkansas Hall so there isn’t much else besides that since I don’t have a TV. I just live stream everything to my laptop. I guess you could say my hobby is watching Netflix since moving to college. The amount of time that I spend watching Netflix is absolutely insane and very sad. I’m not used to living in a place like this so I’m not used to be stuck inside.
I have found out over the course of this 3 week period that the media uses me. I am consumed by it daily in everything that I do. All of the stuff that I do revolve around the media. I am genuinely sad that I am glued to electronics as much as I am. I’m going to make a point to be with friends and not be glued to my phone when I am with them. Life was the best when I was little and I would walk down the road and sit on my friends porch to talk and hangout. I miss those days and wish that the media didn’t have such a hold on everyone like I’ve noticed over the last few weeks.