Using Technology Bias to My Benefit

Using Technology Bias to My Benefit

This summer I took a Communication and New Media course at Loyola. The course involved a term-long project meant to observe and analyze how and why communication technology is used and the effect its use has on people

Catastrophic Proportions

This summer I took a Communication and New Media course at Loyola. The course involved a term-long project meant to observe and analyze how and why communication technology is used and the effect its use has on people. When I started this project, one of the first things I did was track how much time during a 48-hour period I spend using new media and on what specific media that time was spent. I discovered that, on average on a weekday, I spend at least seven hours per day using new media. The media I use most often are e-mail, Facebook and Google’s chat feature. Other media I use include Instagram, Twitter, the Kindle app for iPad, game apps for iPad (mainly Plants vs. Zombies and Tetris Blitz), texting, online computer gaming (World of Warcraft), Netflix, and Spotify.

One of the last tasks for this project was to complete a

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