Digital Day Project

Perpetual Publishing

Waking up to this M&M clock since 2nd grade

I suppose my use of technology begins with my alarm clock. I've had this clock since Christmas in the second grade. It has put in work for ten years and is still doing work. I have no intention of upgrading; at least until this thing stops working. Although I set it to wake me up early enough to get ready, I still find myself hitting the snooze button up to four times, thus allowing me to sleep for another thirty minutes total.

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The day initially gets rolling with my phone

My phone is substantially the biggest part of technology in my life. There's not many places I will go without my phone. Thinking back to the AOW pertaining to internet addiction, I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to my cell phone. I'm definitely going to take advantage of communicating with everybody if I can at all times, whether it be texting or social media.

Texting

Texting is actually not where I spend the most of my time on my phone. Obviously, I text each day, at least two hundred a day. Typically when I text, it consists of random, useless information because I like to clown around. However, though scarce, some of my texts pertain to school work, such as the ones I'm sending right now to Daniel Kahre about this project. The most useful reason for my texting is to make plans; I'm constently trying to make plans with my friends because I hate not chilling with my friends when I know I should be.

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Social Media

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Putting it all together

My life- like every other teenagers' lives- is utterly dominated by technology and social media. According to Elias Aboujaoude, from the article "Is the Web Driving us Mad;" "There's just something about the medium that's addictive." I believe this statement to be true, and I think that the public has literally become addicted to the technology given to us. The one thing I find people doing- more than anything else in this world- is checking their phones, whether it be to text, or use Twitter, or whatever their poison. I can say the same for myself. I find myself giving up productive work, academic strive, and other important tasks so that I can text or scroll through Twitter or Instagram. The convenience of having a cell phone is probably the most significant part of my life. Although the cons are apparent- losing time for homework/studying, deprivation of sleep, and paying less attention to people- the pros are visible too. With convenient technology and media, I have access to communicate, make plans, relay information- usually unimportant- and check out what's happening via Twitter. It's apparent to me that within the next few years, Twitter will become what Facebook is now, and a new and improved website will be created. It's a never-ending, vicious cycle of viewing everyone's everday life. The only silence I hear in my life is when I take some time to go outside during the night, so that I may gaze upon the stars- if they are there- and gather up all of my thoughts. I do this maybe twice a week on average. What I produce each day through technology is: humor, knowledge, ignorance, connections, laughs, distractions, and arrangements.