Last Tuesday, I attempted to unplug myself from the world of media and see how it affected my everyday life. After trying to disconnect myself from everything that involves media, I realized how much I rely on it to get me through each day. I was never this aware of its presence in today’s society until disconnecting myself. Without media to rely on, I found myself having to readjust my whole normal routine just to get through the day.
At the start of the day I found myself stressed, unorganized and uneasy. I use my cell phone as an alarm and by turning it off the night before I found myself waking up every few hours for fear of over sleeping. As I headed to my first class I paid attention to various …show more content…
All of these skills I have acquired have been over the past decade; therefore my parents had never developed these skills at my age. It shows how much media has evolved and is continuing to still develop. There are of course some types of media that I rely more on than others.
After not using any form of media for a full 24 hours, I realized that a day without my blackberry is what I really struggled without the use of. I didn’t mind going without TV, because I usually don’t have a lot of time to watch shows during the weekdays. The fact that my phone has the internet, social media like Facebook and Twitter, text messages, instant messaging, and email access are the key factors in my life, especially because I am part of an athletic team, with a coach who loves to be in contact with us at all times, on and off the field. She is constantly updating us with video clips, practice rescheduling, and any other updates she wishes to tell us. Having some type of 3G phone is crucial. If I had been late to practice I would have been taking laps around the turf. Nevertheless, I feel that media can have a negative impact on certain things such as the classroom setting. My ideology of the classroom setting has altered over the past several years because most people use their laptops, or use their phone and it isn’t considered a negative factor in the classroom. Without the use of