Social Media and It’s Usage (Week 7)

So in this day and age we are practically glued to our phones searching twitter, Facebook, tumblr, snapchat, and all other forms of social media that are coming out. For the last week I’ve really tracked and judged what I do on my phone. The majority of my phone use was rather boring. With my busy schedule my phone isn’t really used for texting as much as I used to, so it was really dominated by social media, and game apps. So besides getting excited at the new cats that show up on my Neko Atsune game, and Kleptocats, I mostly browsed Facebook, tumblr, and BBC news.

Yes, that’s right, I scour BBC news in my spare time more than I do Facebook. Mostly because sometimes I don’t really care about what’s going on in other people’s lives, I care about what is going on in the world. And that actually really surprised me. I actually didn’t notice I read so much on BBC until my boyfriend pointed out to me my phone was dying because I’d been on BBC for the last hour and a half. I guess I also feel this obligation TO my friends on Facebook. I often share the articles I read onto Facebook and my friends like, comment, share, and discuss with me about the content of the article. THey also rely upon me to get them the best information on the subjects. Usually the most well written and reported upon articles are from the BBC, but I would rather get news from their than any American News-Source.

But this is sort of how I really, truly, connect with friends and relatives any more. We discuss news, what’s going on, and how we might be affected, or how we can help others. It’s interesting, and definitely showing the fact Im proud to be studying journalism.

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