After a fairly uneventful week of media use I looked back and started to point out the similarities between days. I was almost always using Facebook and Youtube in order to have some daily form of media consumption. I was using it especially to keep up to date on world disasters. Most prevalent of all at the time being Cyclone Debbie. I found that Cyclone Debbie was being utilised for more clicks as it was obviously a hot news story at the time. Yet, people would reference Cyclone Debbie seemingly just for the attention. This gave an insight to how manipulative the media can be.
I discussed the fact that most media if viewed objectively can be seen to be negative. As we tend to gravitate towards things that are relatable, and what’s more relatable than the bad times?