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My Media Usage Over the Last 24 hours:

8:00 am.: I woke up, turned off my alarms, and started my day by checking Twitter. I usually start my days by checking social media right away which is not a very good habit, especially considering I don’t really care about what I see on there. It has just become so much of a habit I do it without a second thought every morning. I happened to see an article that I thought to be true this morning and thankfully it was false as it was about an apparent new Covid variant called “Covid-22”.

https://www.9news.com/article/news/verify/coronavirus-verify/covid-22-dangerous-coronavirus-variant-does-not-exist/536-a4d0e91c-87ff-46fa-832b-5b469f53472c.

8:30 am.: After brushing my teeth and putting my contacts in, I open up Uber Eats and order myself an iced latte from Dunkin’ Donuts to get my day started.

9:30 am.: After my coffee arrives, I make myself some breakfast and then watch YouTube. I have been an addictive YouTube viewer for probably close to ten years now. YouTube is basically my version of television/streaming services. This takes me up until about 11:00 am where I shower and get ready for my shift at 12:00 pm.

2:30 pm.: By now I am on my break at work. We get ten minute breaks at my job so in this short time I respond to any texts I may have gotten and look over any emails from school, or dealerships as I am in the process of buying a new car.

6:00 pm.: I usually get home around this time and again I will run through the social media cycle of Snapchat, to Instagram, to Twitter, and probably repeat one more time. I will usually eat dinner and watch some tv with my girlfriend at this time. Lately, we’ve been hooked on the comedy animation Bob’s Burgers. It originally aired on FOX but is now available to stream on Hulu.

9:00 pm.: By this time I will set my alarms for tomorrow, and then I’ll once again watch YouTube until I fall asleep.

7:45 am.: Today I woke up at 7:45 am and today the first thing I did was actually check my emails because I received multiple emails from a couple of different dealerships in regards to my car inquiries.

On a day where I do not work, I definitely spend a lot more time consuming media. I will most certainly watch more YouTube, browse through social media, play video games on my Playstation, and respond to more texts/calls/emails should I get them. However, I almost always work the same shifts being 12:00 pm to 5:45pm, so that takes up a large chunk of my days.

As for rating the outlets I use, I’d rank them quite low. I honestly get most of my news through Twitter which requires me to do a lot more research on the app to really find out the truth because I do not watch the news very often. Not to say that Twitter and the internet is a bad news source because the facts are of course out there. However, it’s just so easy for anybody to write anything they want to online and it can gain traction and have people believing the wrong things.

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Hello Professor and classmates, this is Marc Allison. (About Page)

This blog has been all about media literacy and the importance of having knowledge of the internet. I am excited to build upon this page here in MCO 426 after my various blogs from MCO 425. What I am doing with this blog is expressing my learning and thoughts on important topics about our high-tech society. It seems that everything these days involves the internet, and our world revolves around our phones, so it’s so much more important to know as much as we can about. From privacy and security, to our rights online, to various laws, having media literacy is one of the most important skills in today’s world. What I hope to accomplish is a respectable portfolio on these topics and one that maybe even comes across a few eyes and is interesting enough to gain some reads. As for myself, my name is Marc Brandon Allison, and I am a Junior right now at Arizona State University. I am majoring in Mass Communications and Media and have a great interest in reporting and journalism. I am excited for future blogs in this class and can’t wait to add to this site.

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