I was given a task to note down how much media I use within a three day period, here are the results!
|8/10/11||Laptop (Internet & Work)||3 hours|
|8/10/11||IPod & ITunes||1 hour|
|8/10/11||Film||1 hour 30 minutes|
|9/10/11||Laptop (Internet)||2 hours|
|9/10/11||Film||1 hour 30 minutes|
|10/10/11||Laptop (Internet & Work)||2 hours|
Having spent three days making sure I noted down what forms of media I used, I have come to the conclusion that I spend a lot of time using media! Having used what I used throughout the weekend; it does mean that I have used many things more than I would have normally in the week. I spent 19.8 hours throughout the three days either on my laptop, watching TV, watching a film, listening to music or reading a magazine/book. Looking at how many hours has made me think how much time in the day I actually spend doing nothing; it’s a lot!
Using my laptop is generally something I use most of the day everyday. Using it for many things means that I spend a lot of the day on it and creating things, watching TV and also using it for music. I have also seen that the more time I spend on the laptop, the less I spend doing other things. It is something that I have to use everyday for quite a while I have decided to try to spend more time on other things, instead of using my laptop.
I have decided that it cannot be a bad thing that I have watched a lot of TV and film over the course of the three days, because of the course I study. The films in particular are for me to evaluate at a later date for my media production course and TV is also always another way for me to find inspiration and information. I have to evaluate a lot of this kind of media throughout the course.
Music is also something that I use a lot, having seen how long I listen to music and use ITunes; I find it normal to see that I am on it for so long because I love music and have always spent a lot of time listening to it and singing way too loud for my own good.
One thing that I feel I should do more than I should is reading! I tend to only read magazines, which is something that I shouldn’t just be reading. Books are very good and I feel that not only will I benefit from reading them; but I will also be exposed to more ideas, more information and more media then before because
This exercise has enabled me to see how much of the media I actually use and also how much I need to expand myself to different mediums. I will be making sure that less time is spent on my laptop and more time is spent reading books and watching films! It has helped me to make sure that I do other things also other than what I have done for the past three days. I may invest in a bike.
I promise to make sure I do other stuff!