How has media and technologies affected me?Over the years I, myself have been fairly open about media and tech advancements. Yet, over the last few months. I have noticed many issues arise with the advancements. Lets look at a cyber point of view, in the past few years I had lost at least 3 friends to issues that involve social media. This has all began with what they had posted, stated or even shared on social sites. The one case involved the stuff they had. The friends had the IPhone 5 when it just came out. Lets say “He”. He was a kid from my past that had moved away yet we kept tabs together. Around that time he was just getting into a social aspect, so he would have been around 14. Later I found out he was being harassed for not having a phone because his family couldn’t afford the plans. Later in that year I found out he had committed suicide leaving a note saying ( Not word for word ) but simply stated, “Don’t Judge other for what they do or do not have, your stupid words do more damage than you think”. After I heard of his passing I was wondering about the phone situation. I had one myself, I use it like every other teen/adult, but every time I look at it I’m a little hurt. Simply because peoples lives can end for others own stupid entertainment. Or for someone’s egotistical nature to ruin someone else’s confidence to the point in which they do something drastic.
Essentially, media and tech have a big impact on my life and others. Broadcast media effects me, for it shows stories where people have been directly assaulted or insulted with some sort of online tech Or a action orientated with tech and media, such a cyber bulling and “false accusations”. Which reflects towards me little by little. I feel that with media advancing, so should we, go past the stupid undervaluing of other people and what they have. Humans have a instinct to have what media and celebrities have. So they reflect that type of personality to other people. Or maybe I’m just being pessimistic about it all and maybe the impact of media is changing the face of media and tech. All I know is that with media and tech growing. More issues will rise and disappear.