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thursday is a dull day

For STS 321, we were asked to record a “media log” of how we interact with media over a course of a day. Here are my results:
Thursday is not a good day for me to do a media log. I’m in class from 8 a.m until 12:15 p.m. with no break, except today I overslept and missed my first class. I grab lunch and go to work. I send some e-mails and am currently working on a large-scale database migration. I head back to class and then come home early, as the STS 321 class is cancelled.
I ended up going to sleep very late last night and I’m still tired, so I come home and take a short nap. Then I do a little reading, with no TV or radio, followed by a visit to the gym with my roommate. I get back home and spend a couple of hours on the phone. While on the phone, the discussion included some facts that required verification. I checked out a couple of web sites and looked up an old e-mail to check.
The hour struck 12 and the media log turned back into a pumpkin.
In short, on Thursdays, I’m isolated. Short of work and my nightly phone routine, I stay in my own world. On MWF, I engage more with the world. I stop by Wikipedia and sometimes edit an article or two and I’ll watch a little TV after work. I’ll read a hard copy of The Daily Texan and the soft copy of a few newspapers. But, on Thursdays, I’m isolated.

Media Log Results
Time TV Radio Magazine/Newspaper Cell Phone Mobile Music Web Other Online
Midnight – 3 a.m. Awake, no media interaction
3 a.m.             5 minutes: Left IM message for one person
4 a.m. – 8 a.m. Sleep, no media interaction
8 a.m.             5 minutes: Checked e-mail, nothing vital for school
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class, no media interaction
12 Noon      

1 minute: Left voicemail
1 text message rcv’d

     

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

            2 hours: E-mail (at work)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. No media interaction
6 p.m.       40 minutes: Phone Call      
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. No media interaction
10 p.m.       2 hours: Phone Call   Top-Down Media: UT UHS Site
Bottom-Up Media: Wikipedia
E-Mail: Looked up old e-mail
11 p.m.        

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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