Loot Box Addiction

"The internet and digital media have resulted in the mainstreaming of certain behaviors once considered to be more deviant or profane. This is a change at the cultural level. For example, gambling is increasingly tolerated and promoted as a positive social activity for adults and even children." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) Hi I'm Charlee, and I'm a… Continue reading Loot Box Addiction

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Media Use Log

"Some worry that people who live tech-saturated lives (especially the young) have come to expect and even to require instant stimulation, fun, entertainment, and/or digital connection at all times—that they expect never to be bored." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) The chapter in which this quote is grabbed from immediately reminded me of a mini project I had… Continue reading Media Use Log

Friendships within a “Fantasy” Life

"...online experiences can be as richly emotional and deeply intimate as those that directly emerge in face-to-face interaction." (Chayko, Mary; Superconnected, 2017) Ever since I read this quote, and even more so ever since it was brought up again in my digital literacy class, I've been stuck reminiscing about the good old days when MMORPGS, or… Continue reading Friendships within a “Fantasy” Life