Journal 3: Media Tracking

2 Feb

I began my media tracking on Tuesday at 8 a.m. and finished Thursday at the same time. Here are my trackings:

8 a.m. — email, Facebook,
9:30 a.m. — texting, phone call
12-12:30 p.m. —, Facebook
3:30 — email
4-4.45 p.m. — Netflix
6 p.m. — cell phone call
8-9 p.m. — iTunes while drawing thumbnails for homework, Google for image references for the thumbnails.
9:30 p.m. — cell phone call
10:30 p.m. — email, Moodle, Facebook
10:45-11:45 p.m. — Netflix

7 a.m. — cell phone text
9:30-11 a.m. — email, David’s Bridal, Moodle
4-4:05 — text message conversation
4:15-5 p.m. — email, Gmail chat
5:30 p.m. — phone call
6:30 p.m. — phone call
9 p.m. — email
11 p.m. — phone call

*no media was used for the remainder of the 48 hours.

Media Tracking Results
A. I used my cell phone most often, but the internet took the most time. I would say I used it for roughly 4 hours total in the 48 hour period.
B. I used iTunes the least, for about 1 hour total.
C. Communication with another person over the phone or email spans out to less than an hour.
D. Most of my time spent with media was spent monologically, around 4.5 to 5 hours.
E. While it didn’t surprise me, I was regretful whenever I wrote down “Facebook,” because that is one thing that I check whenever I get online, and I’m not proud of it. I also don’t watch Netflix that often. Tuesday was a stressful day and I needed a release.
F. I may try to check Facebook less often. It shouldn’t be a priority. It’s become so habitual that I sometimes go to facebook when I’m meaning to go to the weather.


One Response to “Journal 3: Media Tracking”

  1. Sharon Prest February 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Funny how we sometimes feel slightly guilty for using media. It’s communication, education and entertainment yet there is a stigma to it.

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