MEDIA DIARY ASSIGNMENT

Media diary work
The media diary shows how I use social media, internet and media at different times of the day from 8th Tuesday to 12th Saturday. There is rich consumption of the media products with everyone having their own motives, (Wulf, 2009)
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Time

Type of media Platform Context
Morning

Internet media Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram Looking for current updates about friends.to know how there night was and how this is because my friends are my favourite.am doing this because my friends also do this.
Daytime

Texts Whatsapp To know what is to be done during the day, alone in the house. And to connect with friends and teachers about the class updates.
Evening

Internet platform Social media Laptop.at home, drinking evening tea, knowing about friends and watching evening news trends and funny clips.
Nighttime

Internet and texts Whatsapp and messaging Taking supper while browsing on smartphone, chatting in the class group and other groups.

Wednesday 9th January 2019
Time Type Platform Context
Morning

Apps Temple run Woke up bored and tired. Using my phone .just escaping from the reality world to the fantasy world of gaming.
Daytime

Internet Instagram Uploading the pictures I took into my drive Gmail account. Took pictures with friends while arriving at the school. This is to keep memories for future reference.
Evening

Television Evening news Watching news on the TV. To get updated of what happened during the day about politics.
Night time

Movie films
Phone Fast and furious movie
Chatting. Feeling bored and tired from the day’s work. Alone in the room while raining. Following class group chats about the order of the day tomorrow.

Thursday 10th January 2019
Time Type Platform Context
Morning

Internet
Social media Facebook ,Whatsapp Watching fashion, on my way to school, chatting with friends on Facebook .This is to know about them example like how their nights were? Viewing statuses on Whatsapp
Daytime

Internet Gmail Sending of mails and assignments given by the teachers, writing mails to dad who is at work reminding him of the books he is to come with home in the evening.
Evening

Text messages Phone messaging Reminding dad of the stuff we earlier spoke about. Talking to friends of how the day was, going back home after school.
Night time

Television Movies Watching of a class video project for rating.

Friday 11th January 2019
Time Type Platform Context
Morning

Internet YouTube
Vidmate
Netflix Checking on the trending videos in the region. This is to be updated because it is expected to be the main story in the school today.
Daytime

Internet
Social media Whatsapp ,twitter, Facebook Chatting with dad and mum on whatsapp.to know their wellbeing and am telling them how my day fantastic .In Facebook checking and accepting new friend request for the new students in the school.
Evening

Television. Series movie Tired and at home. Trying to free my mind after a hard day’s work by watching the series.
Night time

Internet
Social media Whatsapp Chatting with friends and reviewing the chats in the class group and the neighbors group. The class group has issues about tomorrow. The neighbors group is about the new neighbors in the area.

Saturday 12th January 2019
Time Type Platform Context
Morning

Internet
Apps
Messaging Instagram
Whatsapp
Text messages In a road trip with family while watching current trending videos .posting pics to my friends. Playing games on the laptop. Chatting with friends.
Daytime

Internet
Apps Taking pictures
Whatsapp Sending pictures to friends about the family road trips. Chatting with friends on how their weekends are faring on.
Evening

Television Shows At the hotel room tired of using phone all day. Aching adventure shows at the hotel room with parents.
Night time

Messaging Text message Chatting with friends though tired from the walk all day.

After going through my media dairy for the days above. Most of my time is on social media platforms and the internet. This is because I like current trends and may not want to be left back with the gossip news stories. Am social with friends, I like knowing how my friends are and always like chatting in the group chats. Internet has lots of stuff that relieves that mind. The music and the news .I post a lot of pictures on Facebook and Instagram.
Again, after checks, I have noticed that television is an option when am tired from the phone and the laptop. Television movies I watch are basically the current show trends, award ceremonies, trending videos and news. Television is only watched when tired due to the works on the day, this makes it the option because it involves just watching and enjoying the movies and the news.
In conclusion, my consumption of media is guided by time of day it is and the reason for using the media. Because the interest is available, friends are also available and the current news trends are also cropping each and every time, my consumption of media will continue. The current society is also equipped with all types of media as compared to the past where information would be got from telegrams and the newspaper. But of all the influences, time influences the type of social media that I use. The mornings am connecting with friends, during the day sending and receiving mails, during the night chatting in groups.

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