Week One

Janet’s 24-hour Media Use

When it came to tracking my media usage for 24 hours on Saturday, I came to realize I don’t really use a lot of traditional media.  The majority of the media I use does come from social  media.  I also don’t really ever pay attention to the news, I mainly only read about sports.

9-9:30 a.m.- Whenever I wake up the first thing I do while laying in bed is check my emails, messages, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Today the first thing I did was start this blog.  After, I replied to some messages, Snapchats and laughed at some memes, like the one linked below, that my friends sent in our Twitter group chat.


9:30- 10:30 a.m.- I got ready for work and scrolled through Instagram again.  I also opened some Snapchats.  I don’t use Snapchat as much as other social media platforms but I do go on to open snaps that my friends send me. While getting ready for work I usually listen to the Call Her Daddy podcast which is done by two girls who work for Barstool.

11-4 p.m.- I worked my shift for Red Bull.  During our break I went back on Twitter and Instagram.  I read an article on Twitter by Kevin O’Connor from the Ringer discussing his dad’s cancer diagnosis.

4-5 p.m.- I went home, packed a suitcase and read some sports articles on Twitter.  I read one article by Jovan Buha of the Athletic.  It was about everything you need to know about the 2019-2020 LA Clippers.  I read an article from about Willie Taggart’s practice report for Friday.

6-7:30 p.m.- I headed to the airport only to be utterly shocked at what I was going to findout when I checked Twitter next.  What I saw caused this time to include ALOT of social media usage because of the bomb of the Andrew Luck retirement.  I was definietly posted on twitter looking at all the new tweets about the retirement.  There weren’t any stories out on it yet, just because I don’t think anyone saw it coming.

7:30-8 p.m.- I spent my time texting my friends while I waited for my plane to board.  I did check Twitter a few times and ended up reading an article about how Brooks Koepka rips critics about his ESPN’s 2019 Body Issue written by somebody who works for Bleacher Report. For those of you that don’t know who Brooks Koepka is, he is a professional golfer and I have linked his behind the scenes preview of his part in ESPN’s Body Issue.

8-11 p.m.- I watched Creed II on my flight to Seattle which if you have not seen it, I highly recommend watching.  I really enjoyed the movie.  Rocky IV is my favorite Rocky movie so I loved the ties to that.

11 p.m. -12 a.m.- I didn’t really go on social media during this hour.  My boyfriend picked me up from the airport so we spent this time talking and driving back to his house.

For my rankings, lets start with the podcast.  In case you haven’t listened to Call Her Daddy, it’s two girls talking about different topics so I see no reason why they should not be credible so I give them a 9 because in the rare case they might be making up things but the listeners may never know.  The next two I know personally, Kevin O’Connor and Jovan Buha so I trust that they are 100 percent credible so they are both given 10’s. The article from is on the FSU athletic website and written by a staff member from FSU so that is also given a 10.  Finally, the lowest ranked is going to be the Bleacher Report article.  I do like Bleacher Report but I rank it a 7.

That was my 24-hour media tracker and after taking an in-depth look at how frequently I use social media, I do think I should try looking at more traditional media more.